Zahran is 41 years old, married and has a son and a daughter. Her son operates a barber shop in the market, while her daughter is an embroidery expert. In order to afford the living expenses of her family, Zahran sells shawls and also sews and produces decorative embroidery. Her daughter supports her in this business and helps her complete the orders on time.
Zahran is requesting a loan from KIVA partner Asasah to improve her enterprise through the purchase of beads, colored threads and sketches in quantities that will allow her to produce more attractive embroidered clothes and increase her profits. She will also buy a variety of shawls to sell.
Very experienced in her business, Zahran is confident that the loan will help her earn more profits.
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