Raeda is a young woman from Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza Strip. Raeda has two daughters and two sons. She took out a loan from FATEN to purchase furniture for her daughters. The four children used to share the same room but, now that they are growing up, the children need their own rooms. Raeda's husband is an employee and can't furnish the room from his salary, though he can pay FATEN back on a monthly basis.
Raeda's husband is photographed instead of her as she is a conservative woman (as are most of Gaza Strip inhabitants).
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