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Total loan: $1,550


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Berj Hammoud, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon / Clothing

Taline's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy a new set of winter clothes to attract more customers and gain profits.

Taline's story

Greetings from an energetic lady named Taline! She is a divorced, 48-year-old, Lebanese woman. She lives with her kids (who attend school) in a rented house located in Mount Lebanon. She established her own home retail business a year ago in order to improve her standard of living. She started working on selling women's wear to improve living conditions for her kids and secure a good life for them.

For the first time, Taline is asking for a loan from Ibdaa, a Kiva partner. She requested this loan to purchase a new set of winter clothes. This will attract more customers by meeting their demands and will gain her large profits. Taline is seeking to open a clothes store in trading markets and compete with them in order to raise her social and financial status from normal to the sophisticated level.

Taline is an ambitious and humble lady, full of hope and good manners. She is also a loyal mother, who has an amazing reputation among customers and neighbors.