Tahani is a conservative person who is unwilling to upload her picture on the internet. Thus, the man in the photo is her brother.
Tahani is a 35-year-old married woman from Al Zarqa, Amman, Jordan and a mother of five children.
Tahani is doing handmade embroidery and selling it to neighbors and friends. She is requesting a loan of 500 JD to purchase fabrics and strings. Tahani is looking to enlarge her business by selling her products to nearby shops in addition to establishing her own shop.
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