Mervat is a 37-year-old woman and married. She has one daughter, and she lives in Gaza city in Palestine. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary. Mervat's husband has a blacksmith shop where he makes metal doors and windows and fixes home metal accessories.
Mervat took out a loan from FATEN to help her husband purchase the metal-cutting machine he needs which will save him time when he replaces his old one.
Mervat is a conservative woman as are most Gaza inhabitants, therefore her husband is photographed instead of her.
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