Su'ad is a 35-year-old young woman. She is married and has four sons and two daughters. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a modest salary. Su'ad has her own project, which is selling vegetables, and she needs to purchase more vegetables to have a better collection to increase her sales and improve her income.
Su'ad doesn't have enough money to buy more vegetables, so she needs to take a loan of $3,000 from FATEN. When Su'ad gets the FATEN loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, she will be able to purchase more vegetables and have a better collection for sale. In this way, she will increase her income and enable her family to live in better life conditions.
Su'ad is a conservative woman, so her son Mohammad who is 18 years old is photographed in the place she sells her vegetables.
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