A loan of $1,200 helped to buy a grill and a special shawarma cooking machine.

Hassan's story

Hassan, age 20, owns a small chicken shop, which he has operated since 2009. He has eight years of experience in this field and is a hard worker. Hassan was too young when he started working, but he had to assist his parents in earning a living to support the family. He worked in a chicken slaughterhouse at the beginning and eventually opened his own business.

Hassan is requesting a loan from Al Majmoua in order to buy a grill and a special shawarma cooking machine. A shawarma (شاورما‎ in Arabic) is a traditional Arab sandwich-like wrap of shaved lamb, goat, chicken, turkey, or beef, or a mixture thereof. The meat is placed on a spit and may be grilled for as long as a day. Shawarma is a popular food staple across the Arab world and is enjoyed in Palestine, Europe, and the Caucasus. Shawarma is eaten with pita bread, lavash bread, tabbouleh salad, fattoush salad, taboon bread, tomato, and cucumber. Toppings include tahini, hummus, pickled turnips, and amba. Shawarma is shared by many countries and includes a number of variations. In Greece, it is called gyros, meaning "turned." In Armenian, it is tarna, literally meaning "to turn," and in Turkish it is called döner kebab, which in turn means "turning kebab." Indeed, the word shawarma (pronounced /ʃəˈvɑːrmə/) comes from the Turkish word çevirme [tʃeviɾˈme], meaning "turning."

Hassan is sure that this loan will increase his income by attracting new customers. He hopes to continue to expand his business more in the future.

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