I was constantly told it’s a man’s job… But in the “You Can” online training by MFW, I was motivated and encouraged to go ahead and fulfill my potential.

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Ibtisam managed to be the sole provider for her family after the death of her husband may his soul rest in peace. She started selling clothes from her home in Quweismeh, from which she was able o pay for the essential needs of her family.

The 52-year-old Ibtisam said that life wasn’t a joyful ride; once we hit rock bottom after her husband’s death, she had to come up with a plan to secure an income for her and her family of 2, there is where her plan to work with selling clothes came.

Om Muhammad added that if it weren’t for Microfund for Women’s funds, her plan wouldn’t have seen the light as she obtained several Tatweer funds, which allowed her to kickstart her business and expand it.

She continued to describe her experience with Microfund for Women as a wonderful one; it gave her self-confidence and enabled her to manage her family and, in her words, personally and financially, expressing the hope that she one day would expand her business to increasing her income.