Mazen is a a Palestinian National Authority employee. He is a husband and father of three daughters and four sons. Mazen's mother lives with him as she is a very old woman. Mazen's mother is critically ill and needs urgent surgery.
Mazen who is photographed above in FATEN's branch in Jenin, took out a loan from FATEN to pay for his mother's surgery expenses. As a Palestinian National Authority employee with a meager salary, Mazen needed a loan to cover the surgery expenses.
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