A loan helped to extend her business and open a fruits and vegetables shop.


Raifa's story

Raifa has been working in food preparation and mortar (dried vegetables, thyme, etc.) for nearly 26 years. She established a home-based business in 2009, in Chouf, Lebanon, where she lives with her husband and three kids.

She is 47 years old. Her husband works as a farmer and has limited income.

Over the years, Raifa's network of clients expanded fast, which challenges her to work hard in order to satisfy their tastes and requests. Therefore, and for the first time, Raifa is asking for a 2,056,987 Lebanese pound loan from Kiva partner Ibdaa. She will be using the loan to expand her business and open a vegetables and fruits store next to her house.

This loan will therefore help her improve her financial situation and maintain her business' stability. Raifa is hoping to improve her income in order to help her husband in handling the housing expenses.


This loan is special because:

It doesn’t require a guarantor, reaching underserved women in Lebanon.



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