Ola is a conservative woman, so her husband Sa'ed is photographed instead. Ola is a 24-year-old woman. She is married with two daughters, and her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary in addition to his work in agriculture. Ola has a small grocery store that helps her to share living expenses along with her husband. She wants to improve her store by purchasing more basic groceries to resell, such as rice, sugar, canned foods...etc. So, she wants to take a loan from FATEN to help her purchase these groceries. When Ola gets the loan, she will be able to have a different collection of groceries to resell and increase her income. This will enable Ola to share with her husband to offer better living conditions to the family.
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