A loan of $1,500 helped to start a new business.

Samira's story

Samira is a 52-year-old widow. She lived her whole life raising her four children because her husband passed away.

Samira opened a grocery store 22 years ago. This is her only source for living and covering her children expenses. She is a hardworking woman with a very good reputation. She works hard to improve her family's social and financial situation by improving her business.

Samira was introduced to Kiva partner Al Majmoua through her loyal customers in order to apply for as loan to invest in improving her business.

But Samira thought of something bigger than improving her store: she is planning to start a new business with the money she's going to get. She will open a mobile shop and let her older daughter take full responsibility in managing it. Samira will supervise and teach her daughter the best way to attract customers, and how to keep them loyal. She will make sure that this loan sprouts another project in the future.

Loan details

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