Total loan: $4,625


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Silwan, Jerusalem, , Israel / Services

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A loan helped to pay for decoration and furnishing of the hair and beauty Salon.

Rana's story

Rana, age 30, lives in Silwan, in south Jerusalem with her husband and their three children. Her husband is a truck driver. Rana has always been interested in the field of beauty and cosmetics. Since she does not speak Hebrew, she studied at the one college that teaches this subject in a professional manner [in Arabic]: the Society of Inash Al Usra. After completing her studies, she worked in various places to accumulate experience. Six years ago, following the birth of her third child, she took a break from work to focus upon raising her family. Two years ago she decided to resume her career, but not as an employee. She started to welcome clients into her home. Her professionalism and the range of cosmetic services she is able to offer, and importantly the quality of the products she uses, have served to establish her reputation and to increase her clientele. She is now ready to invest in a dedicated space; she wants to set up a Cosmetics and Hairdressing Centre. The centre will offer, in addition to standard hairdressing services, face-care, advice, and cosmetic products. At present there is no hairdresser or cosmetics centre in Silwan, so she will have a unique geographical advantage as well as being able to offer services at competitive prices and using high quality products (for which she has found competitive suppliers). Rana needs to raise money for decoration and refurbishment of the space she wishes to rent for her new enterprise.