Yaqoub is photographed with the old kit he uses to install air conditioning.
Yaqoub is a Palestinian and married with two sons and four daughters. For the past seven years, Yaqoub has been earning an income installing air conditioning, but is not covering all of his costs. Yaqoub is requesting a USD 3,000 loan from FATEN to help him purchase a new kit for installing air conditioning that would include different types of drills and screws, filters, and special materials to clean air conditioners. This would increase the quality of Yaqoub's work and increase his family's income.
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