A loan of $2,000 helped to buy a car.


Ali's story

Ali is a 29-year-old married man and the father of one child. He has been working in the food business for fifteen years. He was only 14 years old when he quit school and began working in order to help his family in making their living and covering their expenses. Ali opened his own bakery in November 2011, and it is going just fine because of his special talent and long experience in this field and because of his special customer service and menu. He sells special Lebanese "manakish," which is a traditional breakfast. It is similar to a pizza but it is folded and has a variety of toppings such as thyme, cheese, and meat, upon customers' requests. He also prepares and sells pizzas, which his customers claim are delicious just like like everything he prepares. Ali is applying for a YOUTH LOAN from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua, in order to buy a car for both his business and social life. He hopes that one day he will be capable of buying the shop he is in and save the rent expenses to develop his business and improve his family's social and financial conditions.



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