Niveen is a 26-year-old young woman. She is married and has one son and one daughter. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary. Niveen has a project of raising laying hens and benefits from selling its products. Niveen wants to purchase more laying hens and expand her project to increase the family income. She has an amount of money that is not enough to pay for the hens, so she needs to take a loan of $1,000 from FATEN. When Niveen gets the loan, which will be repaid on a monthly basis, she will purchase more laying hens and increase her income by selling more of their products; this will provide Niveen and her family with better life conditions. Niveen is a conservative woman, so her husband is photographed instead.
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