Basem is a 34-year-old, married man, from Rafah. Basem has been working on a rickshaw for the past two years. He transports goods and inventory for a group of traders and, over time, he built strong relationships with them and became a well-known person in Rafah.
Basem took a USD loan from Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN) to cover the cost of the rickshaw he works on. This loan will help Basem to improve his work. Basem dreams to buy another rickshaw. Basem is in the photo, leaning against his rickshaw.
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