Reem is a 22-year-old young woman. She is married and has one son and two daughters. She lives in Gaza city located in Palestine. Her husband is a taxi driver. Reem wants to pay for licensing and insuring the taxi, which is the only source of income for her family, but the amount of money she has isn't enough to pay. Therefore, she needs to take a loan of $1,500 from FATEN. When Reem takes the FATEN loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, she will be able to pay for licensing and insuring the taxi. Her husband will work extra hours to improve the family income and live in better life conditions. Reem is a religious conservative woman, so her husband is photographed next to the taxi the family owns.
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