Total loan: $3,875


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Nazereth, North District, Israel / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase paper products and cleaning supply stock.

Sahaara's story

Sahaara and her husband worked together to develop their business. After her husband ‎was disabled, Sahaara was determined they would not have to survive only on meager ‎disability insurance. She was determined to develop an income and ensure a secure ‎future for her family. Sahaara is a trained bookkeeper and understands financial ‎management. She and her husband decided to open a paper products and ‎house-cleaning supply store. In their city, the municipality invested in reinvigorating the ‎souk – open air market – giving incentives for businesses to open there. Sahaara did just ‎that and was able to develop a popular business. At first, she had no competition, but with ‎her success, rival stores also opened in the souk and nearby area. Sahaara knew she ‎needed to strengthen her business and diversify her products. One step she has taken is to ‎improve her stock and create a good niche, in demand with area customers. Sahaara ‎made an agreement with her suppliers in terms of stock: if she purchased in advance ‎with up front payments, she would be afforded a discount, thus increasing her products.‎ Sahaara took this loan for paper products and cleaning supply stocks. The ‎opportunity will increase her business income and afford her product exclusivity in the ‎market.‎ Sahaara wants to continue with her business, ensuring a decent income for her family ‎She and her husband are building a good future for their children and not letting setbacks ‎stall them, but instead taking advantage of opportunities.‎