Zakeyah is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her brother appears in the photo. Zakeyah is a 53-year-old divorced woman from Rafah city. She lives with her brother's family in a small humble home.
For the past six years, Zakeyah has been working at selling kids' clothes in the local market. It is a good job but with very low and seasonal earnings.
Zakeyah took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her to buy more clothes for her store to resell. This will increase her income and also improve the family's living conditions.
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