Nadien is a 26-year-old young woman. She is married and has two sons and one daughter. She lives in Rafah City in Gaza, located in the Palestine. Nadien's family owns a grocery store which is the only source of income for them. She wants to purchase more groceries for the store so that there will be a better selection for sale, but the amount of money she has isn't enough to pay for them, so she needs to take out a loan in the amount of $3,000 from FATEN. When Nadien gets the loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, she will be able to purchase more groceries and have a better selection for sale and thus share in increasing the family income and improving the family's standard of living. Nadien is a conservative woman, so her husband is photographed instead in the grocery store.
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