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A loan of $575 helped to bring more tools and foam.


Alaa's story

Alaa, a 26-year-old, conservative, married woman has asked her husband to take her place in the photo. Alaa takes care of her two sons while her husband works at his workshop making sofas. In the future he would like to employ a number of workers and expand the business. For now Alaa wants to help her husband in increasing his productivity so she has applied for a youth loan to buy more tools and foam for making more sofas and pillows.



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