Alaa is a 27-year-old divorced woman from Al Salt, Al Balqa, Jordan.
Alaa has a souvenir shop. She started her business years ago from her home. Then, with her hard work, she was able to expand it into a shop near her house.
Alaa is requesting a loan of 1000 JOD to purchase goods for the shop (souvenirs, accessories, etc.).
Alaa is looking to improve her shop by adding more space and employing other family members in it.
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