Ola is a 35-year-old woman who is married and has four sons and two daughters. She lives in Jenin city located in Palestine. Her husband is employed and earns a decent salary in addition to his work in the cafe. Ola wants to improve this project by purchasing a new refrigerator, chairs, tables. etc. Since she hasn't enough money to pay for these items she needs to take out a loan of $1,500 from FATEN.
As Ola gets the loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, she will help to improve the image of the cafe and the increase number of customers, which will lead to increased income and let the family live in better conditions.
Ola is a conservative woman, so her husband is photographed instead in the cafe.
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