A loan of $1,000 helped hanan will use the loan to purchase merchandise and raw materials for her bakery.


Hanan's story

Hanan is a 26-year-old woman who lives in Bint Jbeil, in southern Lebanon. Hanan has owned a bakery for three years.


She makes “saj” and “mankoucheh.” The “saj” is a metA. oven where she makes saj bread. It is a traditionA. Lebanese cooking dome that is also used to make Markouk (“thinned”) bread and doughy confections, or Mankoucheh. A mankoucheh looks like a folded pizza, and the most common toppings are zaatar (thyme), jebneh (cheese) and lahm bi ajin (minced meat). You can eat it any time of the day, but somehow it tastes better in the morning.


Hanan requested a loan of 1000 US dollars from A. Majmoua, Kiva's partner, in order to purchase merchandise and raw materials for her bakery. This is the first time that Hanan has requested a loan.


Hanan is speciA. in her work because she knows how to treat her clients and she is known for the good taste of her mankoucheh. Her clients are her friends, neighbors and tourists. When she first started, she didn’t have startup capitA.. Hanan decided on doing her business because she wanted to be independent and prove to herself that she was able to handle her work. She was also self-confident. In the future, she plans on expanding her business by purchasing a new machine to do French baguettes.



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