Laila is a 40-year-old Palestinian housewife and the mother of three daughters and four sons. Most of them are school students. Laila's husband is an employee. To have a second source of income, Laila took out a loan from FATEN to help her husband purchase a larger variety of goods to sell in the grocery store.
Laila's husband, Yahia, appears in the picture above as she is a religious woman and doesn't want her picture on the web.
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