A loan of $1,675 helped to purchasing a 'saj' machine and raw materials for her food production.


Maha's story

Maha is a 30-year-old Lebanese borrower. She has two children. Since 2004, Maha has been producing agro products, as well as homemade Lebanese bread called 'saj'. A 'saj' is the metal oven used to make 'saj' bread; it is a traditional Lebanese cooking dome. The 'saj' is used to make several types of bread, including 'markouk' (thinned) bread and doughy confections, or 'mankoucheh'.

Maha notes that when she first started, she faced some challenges in securing financing for her business. She decided on doing her business because she says that she has good experience of the market demand and has experience in her work. Today, Maha has requested a loan from Kiva partner, Al Majmoua. She plans on purchasing a 'saj' machine and raw materials for her food production. She hopes to further expand and enhance her work in the future.



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