Ameer is a Palestinian young man. He is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary. He has another source of income from working in agriculture. Ameer wants to prepare for the coming winter season by purchasing seedlings and needed fertilizers but he has not got enough money to pay for this. Therefore, he needs a loan from FATEN. When Ameer gets the loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, he will purchase the seedlings and fertilizers and prepare well for the coming winter season. In this way, he will be competitive with others and sell more to increase his income and improve his living conditions. Ameer is photographed in FATEN branch.
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