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A loan of $3,000 helped to buy two refrigerators, a generator and more foodstuffs for her market.

Nizam's story

This borrower is from Iraq. She is 45 years old, married and has six children. Two of the children work.

Nizam has had a food market since 2009, selling soft drinks, juices, cheese and dairy products. She has a deep understanding of local consumer needs. Her market is situated in a crowded area so there are a good number of customers passing by.

She is requesting a $3,000 loan to buy two refrigerators and a generator and to add more foodstuffs to her market. She is aiming to gain more profits so she can improve her family’s quality of life.

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