A loan of $2,000 helped to improve his restaurant per regulatory requirements.


Vahed's story

Vahed is an experienced, much-respected Iraqi man. He is 40 years old, married, and a father of 4 children. Vahed has a small, middle-eastern style fast food sandwich shop where he makes two main kinds of sandwiches: falafel (a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas and fava beans), and meat buns. Both come with a variety of vegetables and side salads. Just approaching the shop, one can almost bite the air filled with the succulent smells, creating a great appetite. Vahed has been running the small restaurant for 5 years. He is now taking a loan from Relief International Microfinance Iraq in the amount of 2,000 USD to invest in improvements. Government regulations require little restaurants, like Vahed's, to meet a number of regulations and sanitary requirements. With the invested time and money the improvements will ensure Vahed continues to meet the requirements.



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