A loan of $2,000 helped to purchase raw materials and soft drinks.

Jamal's story

Jamal is a 40-year-old man who owns a bakery in his hometown of Bint Jbeil in southern Lebanon. A father of three, he opened his bakery in order to improve his family’s income and to be able to provide the best for his family.

Jamal bakes mankoucheh, a traditional type of Lebanese bread which is usually topped with zaater -- a thyme-like herb -- and cheese or minced meat. It can be found in the hands of nearly every Lebanese person for either breakfast or lunch. The tasty bread is almost always served warm, and Jamal supplies locals with soft, fresh mankoucheh every day.

Jamal has asked Al Majmoua, a Kiva partner, for a loan in order to purchase raw materials and soft drinks to sell to his clients. He is grateful for the opportunity provided to him, and he is confident that this loan will enable him to sustain his business and continue to support his family.

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