Etaf is a 61-year-old widow from Al Hussein, Amman, Jordan and she has one child.
Etaf makes handicrafts from her home and she is requesting a loan of 800 JD to purchase raw materials needed for her business (glass, wood, etc.)
Through the life cycle of her business, Etaf was able to develop it by purchasing new equipment for cutting wood and painting it.
Etaf is looking to improve her home-based business through opening a carpentry shop and she is also looking to have her own home.
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