Ahmad is a Palestinian young man who is married and has two sons. He lives in Beddya village near Nablus city in Palestine. Ahmad has a carpentry workshop and he wants to improve the quality of the parts he manufactures like parts of home furniture. But Ahmad does not have enough money to pay, so he needs to take a loan of $2,000 from FATEN. When Ahmad gets the loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, he will pay easily to purchase the carpenter kit he needs to improve his work and increase his income so the family can live in better conditions. Ahmad is photographed in his carpentry workshop.
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