Rouwayda is a 35-year-old Lebanese woman. She is married and has only one small child. They both live with Zaher, her husband and the father of her child. She, together with her husband, manages the family's costs. Her husband works at a local company. As for Rouwayda, she graduated as an engineer and started her free-lance job a few years ago. She works with AutoCAD, an engineering software, upon customers' request. She is very talented at her job and has many years of experience working in the same occupation.
With her requested loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l, Rouwayda will purchase new engineering tools for her business. She is very ambitious and optimistic about opening her own engineering office as soon as she can, in the hopes of enhancing her family’s standard of living.
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