A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase a new sewing machine.


Souhayla's story

Souhayla is a 72 year old woman who lives in Beirut, capital of Lebanon with her husband and their seven children. Souhayla has been working as a sewer since her younger age. Souhayla sews all type of clothes like men’s suits, women’s dresses etc, but she mainly sews clothes for school (the school costumes). Souhayla is never tired from working, she hopes that she will stay in her good shape and be able to work. Her work helps her supplement her family’s income. She requested a loan from Al Majmoua in order to purchase a new sewing machine. This new machine will help her improve her work and increase her production. Souhayla has been a microcredit client for five years now and has always paid on time.
Souhayla is special in her work because she knows how to treat her clients and does it well since she has experience. Her clients are mainly her friends and neighbors; she also works for public schools. When she first started her business, she didn’t face any difficulty. Souhayla decided on doing her business because she sews since she is young.



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