A loan of $3,000 helped to pay for lighting in his restaurant and buy equipment to introduce fish on the menu.

Ali's story

Ali is a 47-year-old Iraqi man with a family of four children. For 16 years, he has been working hard to support his family, setting a great example for both his family and other small businesses.

Despite working hard, in the past he was only able to generate a small income with a small coffee shop in the market area of the city. Then he had the opportunity to receive a small loan from Relief International-Iraq, which allowed him to sell food also. With his newly found passion for food, and an opportunity to grow, after repayment of his loan he took a second loan, which allowed him to open a small restaurant.

The restaurant has been steadily growing. Ali now took a loan from RI-Iraq for 3,000 USD to provide a better variety of choices and be able to have fish from the nearby lake on his menu as well. He will also improve the electricity and lighting in the restaurant.

Ali is glad he had the opportunity to grow and is happy about being able to support not only his family from the business, but also help a few other families through employment in his restaurant.

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