Due to cultural reasons, Isra'a prefers that her photo is not on the Internet; thus, the above photo is of her brother.
Isra'a is a 24-year-old single woman from Jarash, Jordan. She is requesting a loan of 500 JOD to buy women's and children's clothing to resell for her friends and neighbors in the same area that she wants to increase her products. In the future, she hopes to to expand her project by opening a shop to increase her family's income.
Since Isra'a is under 30 years old, her loan is considered a youth loan.
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