Samia is 52 years old, married, and has one child who is studying at the university. She and her husband, who is working out of the country, combine to support their child and pay his school fees.
In 2008, Samia opened her own snack shop in her town where people meet and enjoy eating. She is well known for her good food. She is requesting a loan from Ameen s.a.l., which she will use to renovate her snack shop. In the future, she plans to open her own restaurant.
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