In June 2013 she established her current convenience store to support her beloved husband in making their living and covering their increasing expenses. She is acquiring a loan from Kiva's field partner Al Majmoua, in order to increase her business merchandise with special spring and summer beverages, especially the tasty ice cream, in addition to making necessary instalments to get electricity 24/7 to keep her products fresh and stored in a well managed way.
Chafika will work hard in the future to start a wholesale trade as an additional income business, that she will develop in a well managed way.
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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