A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy new tools and machines necessary for improving her business.


Rahet Al Bal Group's story

Laura is the featured borrower for Rahet Al Bal's group. She is a 26-year-old married woman with one child. She got together with her other group members to take this Al Majmoua loan because they have always been neighbors and friends. She is seated in the middle. She works as a hairdresser at her house, in addition to being a tutor and a school teacher. This is all done in order to help her husband in making their living and to raising their only child. Laura applied for a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua, in order to buy new tools and machines necessary for improving her business. Laura will also buy a hairdressing chair, which makes her business more flexible.

Sobhiya is a 42-year-old married woman and mother of five children. She has a small Saj bread bakery and is requesting a loan in order to buy extra flour and a new dough maker to improve and increase her income. Sobhiya is the featured borrower on the left.

Zeinab is a 52-year-old married woman with 3 children. She owns a small convenience store. She is the one on the right side of the picture. She is applying for a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua in order to buy special offers products that will increase her selling, and at the same time increase her income.

In this group: Sobhiya, Zeinab, Laura
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