A loan of $1,200 helped to pay for improvements to his barbershop.


Shamal's story

Shamal is a 20-year-old young, energetic Iraqi man. Since the age of 16, he has been working hard to help support his family and himself with a barber shop. He has been in business for four years. Being so young himself, he has a great understanding of his young clientele and he has taken a modern approach to the traditional role of an Iraqi barber shop. With a keen eye for detail and style, he is eager to give his young clients a great experience in his shop. Since the opening of the shop, the area of the city where it is located developed quickly, and is now one of the most popular shopping and entertainment areas in the city. As the picture also shows, he has done a really good job of creating an attractive and clean barber shop, using all kinds of posters. Shamal took a loan from Relief International-Iraq in the amount of 1,200 USD to refurbish the salon in order to better keep up with the trends in the area, and be able to attract the new clients walking by his store, allowing him to grow and continue to give the help to his family they need.



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