Raja is a 22-year-old single man who lives in Dier Al-Ghsoon village near Tulkarem in Palestine. Raja is a construction worker in addition to having a store selling clothes. Raja wants to buy a new collection of summer season clothes, but the income he earns isn't enough to pay in cash. Raja has some of the amount but lacks the $3,000 he borrowed from FATEN. When Raja gets the FATEN loan, he will have a diversity of summer clothes in the store, so he can compete with others, increase customer demand and therefore, increase his income and have better living conditions. Raja is photographed in the picture here.
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