A loan of $1,500 helped to support her newly established business with special canned food and sweets.


Rana's story

Rana is a 36-year-old married woman, the mother of two children. She has been working in the Hookah business since 2010. She has a small cafe which is a supportive income source for her family. Rana helps her husband in all of their family's expenses, and is well-known in her region.

In her cafe she sells a special Hookah (known as Arguileh, which is a tobacco-based item with special added tastes to please customers).
To increase her income and her family's standard of living, Rana started a new business with daily income. She opened a small grocery store, for which she requested a loan to support from Kiva partner Al Majmoua.

This loan will be invested to increase her inventory of canned food and sweets to meet customer's needs. She is making sure that her shop will met the needs of her customers in a very attractive way.

In the beginning she didn't have a lot of customers, but today she is well-known in the region, and her happy face and special customer service are the best things she can provide.

She hopes to keep on expanding her businesses as much as she can to keep on providing her family with the best standard of living ever.



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