Amani's husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee, Amani wants to finish the construction of the family house they started years ago. Since her husband makes a decent salary and paying for the construction expenses will exhaust the family financially, she took out a $2,000 from FATEN to cover the expenses and have them repaid on a monthly basis to FATEN.
Amani is a religious conservative woman. Her husband is photographed instead at FATEN's branch.
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