A loan of $2,200 helped to pay for his daughter's surgery.


Houssam's story

Houssam is a 42-year-old married man and father of six children. Houssam lives and works in Saida. He studied to work as an X-ray technician, but because of lack of opportunities and because he has a big family to take care of, Houssam started working selling coffee in the streets. In 1996, he took a fixed place next to a hospital as his official selling point.

Houssam has been an Al Majmoua-Kiva partner borrower for three consecutive cycles, and all his previous loans helped in improving his business and his family's social and financial situation.

This time Houssam isn't requesting the loan for his business; he really needs it to pay for an urgent kidney surgery for his daughter. The surgery costs $26,000 and he was able to collect a big amount of it but he still needs the requested amount to start with the necessary medications before the surgery.

Houssam found it hard at the beginning to start such a business, because he's well-educated and not used to street work. Now he's friends with everyone in the region, and he got used to it.

He hopes his daughter gets well soon and that he never faces such a situation with any of his children again.



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