Manal is 33 years old and comes from Gaza. She is married and has seven children; five attend primary school. She has owned a grocery store since 2009.
She asked Ryada for this loan in order to buy a refrigerator, install shelves, and develop her grocery store. She hopes that this loan will help her increase the goods displayed and thus improve her family's income.
The one who appears in the picture is Manal's husband due to cultural manners.
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