Iyad is a young Palestinian man living in Jerusalem, he is married with three young children. He requested $3000 US loan from FATEN to do some maintenance for his taxi since this taxi is the only source of income for his family. Iyad requested the loan from FATEN through its branch in Bethlehem since FATEN employees can't enter Jerusalem without permits. Iyad appears in the picture next to his taxi.
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