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Sona

Ijevan town, Tavush region, Tavush Province, Armenia / Services

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A loan helped to stock up on special materials for cosmetology services, thereby attracting more clients and with the increased income, assure a proper education for her son.


Sona's story

This lovely lady is Sona.

Sona is widowed and lives with her school-aged son in Ijevan town. This area is considered to be a conflict zone. Due to this fact, Sona meets many obstacles raising her kid. Sona works as a salesperson at a local pharmacy. However, her salary is not enough to support the family's living. Thus, she also provides in-house hairdressing and cosmetology services. She always tries to enhance her skills and attract more clients.

Having this in mind, Sona applied for financial support. With the provided loan, she plans to stock up on special materials for cosmetology. This will surely help to develop her business and increase her income. Sona is full of hope to reach the desired outcome and assure a proper education for her son.