Siham, who is photographed with her husband in the picture here in FATEN's branch in Hebron, is a 48-year-old mother of five daughters and four sons. Two of her sons are construction workers and the rest are young school students. Siham and her husband run a goat farm in the village of Bani Nuiem in Hebron. They raise and sell goats, Siham came to FATEN to take a $900 loan to purchase more goats and increase their dairy products, which will increase the farm's sales and improve the family's income. Bani Nuiem is famous for raising cattle and dairy products.
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