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A loan of $2,000 helped to make a new tent, necessary for his business, and paint the place he's renting for his shop.

Mahmoud's story

Mahmoud is a 34-year-old married man, father of two children. He has been selling coffee, juices, and hookah for the last five years.
Mahmoud is a hardworking man and an entrepreneur. He made his business out of nothing; he turned his useless van to a steady fixed coffee shop. He placed a water barrel on top of his van. From it, he takes water through a water hose attached to a tap to the stainless steel sink (shown on the right side of the picture).
Mahmoud is proud of what he has and is planning to expand his business more and more.
He has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua in order to make a new tent that will cover him from summer heat and from the coming winter's rain, because the old one is not good anymore. Mahmoud will also paint the new place he renting for his shop to keep his customers satisfied.
Mahmoud hopes to expand his business more in the future and open his own official coffee shop, although he feels that the van is his lucky charm.
He also works as a drummer at night to cover his family's expenses. This is his fifth year working in the coffee business, and he hopes to expand more in the future.

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