Defying unemployment with ice cream
Location: Rafah, Gaza
Meet Fatima al Zatema
she started her own ice cream shop
to help support her family of four
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) 24-YEAR-OLD ICE CREAM SHOP OWNER, FATIMA AL ZATEMA, SAYING:
"I did not wait to finish my university degree to get a job because I am sure I will be joining the unemployment queue. So, when I got the chance to launch this project, I did it and I really love my job. I really love my product, and I really love being a productive person, not just a consumer."
Gaza is home to 2 million people
but has an unemployment rate of 52%
Fatima hopes to expand her business
which offers healthy 'ice cream rolls'
with preservative-free options for kids