A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy special hair and facial creams.

Rayan Group's story

Thaljeh is the featured borrower for Rayan's group. She got together with her other group members to take this Al Majmoua loan because they have always been neighbors and friends. Thaljeh is the one on the left in the photo.

Thaljeh is a 40-year-old married woman who came from Syria six years ago to start her own business to improve her living. Thaljeh is a Syrian citizen who works from her house as a hair dresser. She is working hard to improve her business so she can move out and open a beauty salon in the future. Today, she is applying for her second cycle loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua, in order to buy special hair and facial creams necessary for the winter season care.

Fatima is on the right in the photo. She has worked as a concierge for 15 years. She is married and a mother of one child, a 12-year-old boy (Saleh). Fatima is applying for a loan in order to buy a washing machine, which is necessary for her household needs.

Dalia is the one in the middle. She is a 28-year-old married woman and mother of two. She is applying for a loan from Al Majmoua to start a new business, which will help her husband in covering their family's expenses and improving their living. She will start selling Brazilian gold and accessories, which she likes to trade with most.

In this group: Dalia, Thaljeh, Fatima
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