Ashjan is a 29-year-old young woman. She is married and has two sons and three daughters. Her husband is a school teacher with a decent salary.
Ashjan has had a grocery store since two years ago. She wants to purchase different collections of groceries to sell so she can increase her income. The amount of money she has isn't enough so she needs to take a loan from FATEN to pay for the groceries. When Ashjan gets the loan, she will be able to purchase more groceries and thus increase her sales and income.
Ashjan is photographed in the picture with her husband Ra'fat in her grocery store.
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