Abdel-Kader, a married man, 56 years old, has owned an auto repair shop in his town since 2000 and has a previous twenty-six years of experience in this occupation. He is the only provider for his wife and his six school-age children. With this big family, he has to work hard and on an extra time basis to satisfy their needs.
Abdel-Kader has great demand in his shop. Thus, he wants to take a loan of $1,200 to buy additional spare parts to offer good service to his customers.
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