A loan of $1,500 helped start a poultry farm.


Zakiya's story

Zakiya Q. is a 52-year-old housewife and the mother of four daughters and three sons. Three of her daughters are married. Her three sons are also married and live with their wives in the family's house. The eldest son is a school bus driver, the second is a taxi driver, and the youngest is a Palestinian National Authority employee. Zakiya's family owns land in Jenin, so she decided to start a business where her husband and family work together and make a living, since they are a big family and need a better income. Zakiya decided to raise chickens on their land, so she took a $1500 loan from FATEN to purchase coops, chicken, feed, and other items that are required to start the business. Zakiya's son, Omar, who will be helping his mother in this business, appears in the picture, because Zakiya is not comfortable having her picture published.



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