Saddam is a 22-year-old single man who lives with his father and mother, who are farmers. Saddam is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary,. He wants to help his family prepare for the winter agricultural season by purchasing different types of peas and fodder and paying the expenses for cultivating their piece of land. Since his salary is not enough to cover these purchases and expenses, Saddam will take a loan from FATEN. This loan will enable his parents to get better crops, to compete with others and to increase their sales and the family income, resulting in better living conditions for Saddam and his family.
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