Fida'ee is a 40-year-old young man who is married and has two sons. He lives in Ramallah city in Palestine. Fida'ee drives a taxi that he owns and it is the only source of income for the family. He wants to purchase a car repair kit and pay for licensing and insuring the taxi, but the amount of money he has isn't enough to pay, so he needs to take a loan of $2,000 from FATEN. When Fida'ee takes the loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, he will purchase the repair kit for the taxi to fix things when needed and to pay for licensing and insuring the taxi so it will be legal. Fida'ee will work extra hours to increase his income and live with his family in better conditions. Fida'ee is photographed in the picture.
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