A loan of $1,000 helped to make necessary maintenance for his bakery, in addition to opening a new espresso shop.


Jaafar's story

Jaafar is a 20-year-old single man. He has been working as a baker since 2001, specializing in traditional Mankousheh preparing, baking and selling. This is a delicious Lebanese special, made of breakfast dough folded with several toppings, as the customer requests.

Jaafar is applying for a Youth Loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, in order to make necessary maintenance for his bakery, in addition to opening a new business to increase his income and develop his living. He wants to open an espresso shop, in addition to offering hookah, which is attracting a lot of customers these days. He is planning to start delivery service to customers in all of his business sectors -- bakery, cafe and hookah -- to please his customers as much as he can.

He hopes to keep on expanding his business and increasing his income, to develop his living.



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