Because Ibtisam is a conservative woman, she asked her brother to take her place in the picture. Ibtisam is a 41-year-old single lady. Her family has been known for making rugs for generations, but they used to make them by hand and at their houses.
Ibtisam has always helped her family since she was young, which gave her the experience to start a business and improve the process of making rugs. Six years ago she bought special machines for making rugs, which she sells in the market. Over these six years, Ibtisam was able to expand the business into a medium-sized workshop, employing people to support their families.
Ibtisam has applied for a loan to buy a new machine for making rugs in order to raise her productivity and sales. She is now taking special orders to make specific designs on the rugs using wool. Because she doesn't have enough money to purchase the machine, she has applied for this loan.