So, in 2009 she started her own food production and sales from home. Layla prepares a lot of frozen food in addition to cleaning and freezing vegetables.
To improve her business and respond faster to the increased number of customers' requests, she is applying for a loan to buy a special meat mincing machine. That will make her work faster and more professionally and she will also decrease her costs (instead of paying for a butcher for meat mincing) and improve the quality of food produced.
She will also buy another electrical machine specialized for food preparations to expand the range of food prepared.
She hopes that one day she might open a catering company that will serve a lot of weddings and funerals.
About Al Majmoua – Lebanese Association for DevelopmentThe Lebanese Association for Development – Al Majmoua is Lebanon’s leading microfinance institution and the oldest Kiva partner in Lebanon. Al Majmoua’s vision is to “be the leader in creating an inclusive financial system where all people in Lebanon have access to affordable services.” Given Lebanon's diverse population, Al Majmoua lends to all nationalities, provided legal residency. The strong financial position achieved to date has allowed Al Majmoua to steadily lower its pricing over the years.
Based on the belief that non-financial services play a complementary role in improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable entrepreneurs, Al Majmoua has established a solid Business Development Services program for both borrowers and non-borrowers with a focus on women and youth.
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