A loan of $2,700 helped to increase her business capital with a special discount for flour and oils requested.


Jamila's story

Jamila is a 61-year-old married woman, and mother of three. She has been working as a baker since 1995, baking Saj bread, which is a typical Traditional Lebanese bread. This lengthy experience helped her in gaining customers' trust and having her name well known in the region.

Jamila is a hard working woman, with a very good reputation. She applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, in order to increase her business capital with a special discount for flour and oils requested. Jamila will also help her son in his marriage preparations and needs.

Jamila has been an Al Majmoua borrower for ten consecutive cycles; all of her previous loans helped a lot to improve her business and increase her income.

Most of her customers say that her Manakish, which is also a Lebanese traditional breakfast sandwich similar to pizza but folded with special thyme, cheese, or minced meat toppings, have the best taste ever in the region.

She hopes to stay in a good health, and to keep on improving her business as much as she can.



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