A loan of $1,425 helped a member to buy dresses, robes, fabric, and raw materials.

Om Khalid Group's story

This group is called OM KHALID. It consists of six members: Foziah, Ebtsam, Mdwy, Rwza, Mariem and Klthom* (she doesn`t appear in the photo) who are mainly married women and two to five children each. They live in Sana`a, Yemen. The members of group are very trustworthy, responsible, and hard workers. They have all known each other for a long time and know each other well. They have many clients mostly women. The whole group took a loan of 300,000 YER.

Mariem is the group leader. She is 46 years old and a widow who lives in Sana`a. (She is in the middle with her face not covered.) She has two children; the older is 32 years old and the younger is 11 years old. She has been operating a business of clothing sales for over five years.

For the past five years she has been contributing to the family’s income by working from home, using her business. She works very hard to improve the future for her children; she is happy to work from home and is always looking for ways to provide new and better services to her customers. She achieved a part of her goal, looking after her older son since she helped her son to study till he completed his university degree and now she wants have her daughter study in school.

She requested a loan of 50,000 YER from AMB which she will use to buy dresses, robes, fabric, and raw materials so that she can provide her customers with a wider selection and better quality product.

In the future, Mariem dreams of saving money in order to open a new store to sell clothes in that will ensure she can continue working and have a good professional career.

In this group: Foziah, Ebtsam, Mrwa, Rwza, Klthom*, Mariem
*not pictured

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