A loan of $500 helped to buy necessary tools and spare parts for his tile polishing machine.


Bassam's story

Bassam is a 34-year-old married man and the father of two children for whom he seeks to provide the best life possible. Like most of the Palestinians living in the camps in Lebanon, they start working early in life. Bassam was only 14 when he started. They also do not have many opportunities to choose the business they would like to have. He started 20 years ago working in construction, specializing in pasting and polishing tiles. It was hard work for a 14-year-old boy to start but he made it and showed he was skilled enough to attract customers to him and keep his name well known in this domain. Bassam is doing his best to avoid his children having to grow up as he did. That's why he working hard on developing his business to provide them the best education and a suitable living. To improve his business, Bassam has to keep it updated with the newly released tools and necessary spare parts for the tile polishing machine. That's why he applied for a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua. This is Bassam's first cycle as Al Majmoua borrower, and he hopes that the future investments will help in developing his business and social life more and more.



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