A loan of $475 helped to purchase new traditional belts.

Mohammed's story

Mohammed is a 39-year-old man who lives in Old Sana'a, Yemen. He is the father of three young children. He received higher education long ago but could not continue his studies as he was busy helping his father in his trade of traditional jambia (a short dagger worn on a belt).

Mohammed learned the trade from his father, who inherited it from his ancestors. Like his ancestors, Mohammed is totally dependent on the income from this business to feed his family and to cover their living expenses.

Mohammed took a loan of 100,000 YER from Al-Amal Microfinance Bank in order to purchase some materials related to his business as well as some ready-made traditional belts. This loan will help Mohammed to meet the demand of his clientele in providing the types of traditional belts they require.

In the future, Mohammed plans to rebuild his old house and enroll his youngest son in a private school. Unlike his father, Mohammed doesn't like his sons to learn his trade because he wants them to complete their higher education in the future.

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