A loan of $1,000 helped samira will use the loan to purchase thread for her work..


Samira's story

Samira is a 51-year-old woman who lives in Aley, Mount Lebanon with her husband and their three children. Samira has been working as a seamstress for ten years. She requested a loan of $1000 US dollars from Al Majmoua, Kiva's partner, in order to purchase thread for her work. This is the first time that Samira has requested a loan.

Samira is special in her work because she knows how to treat her clients, and she is also good at her work. Her clients are her friends and neighbors. When she first started her business, she had difficulty building her startup capital. Samira decided on doing her business because of her experience, as well as the fact that she always liked sewing. In the future, she plans on expanding her store.



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