Eyad prefers not to have his photo published online, so his brother Emad appears in his Kiva profile photo in the place where he raises his ornamental birds.
Eyad is a forty-one-year-old man and a father with four sons and two daughters. He is an employee of the Palestinian National Authority and gets a low salary which is not enough to cover the family's needs.
For the past three years, Eyad has also been raising and selling ornamental birds, which has been a profitable project.
Eyad is requesting a loan of 2,500 USD from FATEN to help him cover the costs of purchasing more ornamental birds and improving the condition of the place where he raises them. This will increase sales and improve the family's income.
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