Safeyya is a 47-year-old mother of three daughters and four sons. Safeyya and her husband have a grocery store in Deir al Balah in Gaza Strip.
Safeyya and her husband wanted to increase the profit and number of customers to ensure a better income for a big family, so Safeyya took out a loan from FATEN to purchase a larger variety of goods which will attract more customers.
Safeyya's husband is photographed instead of her because she is a conservative woman.
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