Ismail is a 31-year-old man. Ismail is married and a father of five children. He lives in Qalqilia city in Palestine. Ismail owns a small grocery store. Ismail wants to expand the grocery store by purchasing a different variety of items from the ones he sells like a better quality coffee, a variety of cheese, etc.
Ismail, who is photographed here, took out a loan from FATEN to pay for the goods he purchased and attract more clients to increase the store's income.
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