Total loan: $700


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Chouf, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon / Arts

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A loan helped to buy quantities of fabric and embroidery equipment.

Ahlam's story

Ahlam and her family live in the Chouf area of Lebanon. She is 50 years old and lives with her brother and father since her mother passed away. Her father is a farmer and her brother works as a security officer in a private company. In order to help them cover the household's expenses, Ahlam decided to turn her hobby into a business 15 years ago. In fact, after learning embroidery from her mother, she started selling her products to clients who loved the detail in her work. Ahlam likes practicing embroidery during the day because it is relaxing.
She is asking for a 1,029,765 Lebanese pounds loan for the first time from Kiva partner Ibdaa. She will be using the loan to buy the fabric she needs as well as some new embroidery equipment that she will be using for better quality products. She hopes this loan will allow her to sell more handicrafts, attract new clients and increase her income.