Ismael is a father of two sons. Ismael is 31 years old and started his own business two years ago. Ismael was an employee for seven years and saved a good amount of money to open his own store and purchase the goods he needs to start with. Ismael sells stone cutting machinery, power tools, safety kits, etc.
Ismael came to FATEN to take a loan and purchase some of the machines and tools mentioned above. Ismael is hoping to increase the amount of items he sells, as this industry is very active in Bethlehem area.
Ismael stands in his store in the picture above.
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