A loan of $1,000 helped to redecorate his cafe.

Bilal's story

Bilal is a 22-year-old man who lives in the Bekaa Valley. Bilal has owned and operated a coffee shop since 2006. He also offers "narguileh" (also known as a "hookah" or "shisha"), an ancient tradition enjoyed by the people of the Middle East in which people smoke fruit-flavored tobacco from a tall or short water pipe. Narguileh is enjoyed in cafes across the Middle East and is beginning to gain popularity in the US, Europe and other countries.

Bilal has requested a loan from Al Majmoua to redecorate his business to make it more modern and attract more clients. This is the first time that Bilal has requested a loan. His business is favored because it is well located and he does his best to meet his clients’ demands and offer them the best. His clients are his friends, neighbors and tourists.

When he first started his business, he didn't have many clients because he was not well known, but he knew how to enlarge his network. He decided to start his business because he used to work as a waiter and gained experience from his previous jobs. In the future, he plans to improve his business.

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