A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase raw material for his bakery.

Nawaf's story

Nawaf, 33, lives with his wife in Aley, Mount Lebanon, where he has owned a bakery for a year. He makes bread, “saj”and “mankoucheh.” The “saj” is the metal oven where the saj bread is made, and the saj bread is a traditional Lebanese cooking dome used to make Markouk (“thinned”) bread and doughy confections or mankoucheh. A mankoucheh looks like a folded pizza, and its most common toppings are zaatar (thyme), jebneh (cheese) and lahm bi ajin (minced meat). It can be eaten at any time of the day, but somehow it tastes better in the morning.

Nawaf is special in his work because he does it well and is known for the quality of his mankoucheh. His clients are friends, neighbors and people from the region. He embarked upon this business to improve his family’s income and is requesting a loan of $1000 from Al Majmoua in order to purchase raw material for his bakery. This is his first loan request, and in the future he plans to expand the business.

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