Hiba is a 25-year-old woman from Ramallah city. Hiba received her degree and couldn't find a job, therefore she decided to start her own business. With the help of her father and brothers, she rented a small store in the city of Ramallah where she sells mobile phones and accessories.
Hiba took a US$ 1500 loan from FATEN in order to buy more mobile phones to sell as her store is prospering. Most of her customers are woman who feel better dealing with and purchasing from a woman.
Hiba is working very hard and makes sure she saves a good amount of the income as her ambition is to have a big store and expand the range of products she sells. She appears in the picture above in her store.
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