Riham is a young woman and a mother of one son and one daughter. Her husband Sameh, who is photographed in the bookshop as she is a conservative woman, has a bookshop and wanted to add an accessories section besides the books and stationery he sells, as in the picture.
Riham took out a loan from FATEN to cover the price of the accessories her husband bought which will improve their financial situation as, due to the financial hardship in Palestine, book-selling income does not cover household expenses.
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