A loan of $500 helped to purchase a sewing machine.


Ilham's story

Ilham is a 42-year-old married woman with five sons and one daughter. Her husband is a worker with a decent salary, and one of her sons is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary, too. Ilham is a professional tailor. She wants to expand her business and buy another sewing machine as demand has increased for her services. However, the amount of money she has isn't sufficient to buy a new machine, so she is requesting a loan from Kiva partner FATEN. When Ilham receives the loan, she will purchase another sewing machine to help her finish her tailoring work faster. She has loyal customers and keeping her word to finish the tailoring on time is very important to her in building a good reputation. This loan will allow her to maximize her tailoring work and increase her income, which will provide her family with better living conditions. Ilham is shown in the picture.



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