Zina is a 30-year-old young woman. She is married and has three sons and two daughters. Zina lives in Rafah city, Gaza Strip in Palestine. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary. The family owns a store selling motorcycles spare parts. Zina took out a loan to pay for new motorcycles spare parts in bulk. But with the decent salary her husband earns, she will not be able to pay, so she is in need of a loan of $1,500 from FATEN.
When Zina gets her FATEN loan, she can pay easily for the new parts in the store, in addition to attracting more customers that will lead to increased income and improve Zina's family life. Zina is a religious conservative woman, so her husband is photographed instead.
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