Ali is a 20-year-old man living in Ghazah in the Bekaa valley. Two years ago he invested all his savings in a blacksmith shop. Ali learned about his profession from his father, who used to teach him during his free time. He is requesting to borrow $1,000 so he can buy a stock of metA..
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