A loan of $1,600 helped to pay for her son's wedding expenses.

Ayda's story

Ayda is a 56-year-old, married woman, who has been working as a baker for 30 years. She is an expert in her field. She used to help her husband in his bakery, until she opened her own in 2004. Ayda is a hard worker, who invests everything she gets for the sake of pleasing her children as much as she can. Her bakery is well known in the region, for her special, traditional Mankousheh. (Mankousheh is a traditional food made with breakfast, lunch, or dinner folded dough, and special thyme, cheese, or minced meat toppings).

Ayda is applying for a loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, in order to pay for her son's wedding expenses. She did the same for his brother, but this time she can't provide the funds directly in cash from her business. That's why she applied for her first loan, and she is happy that she got introduced to Al Majmoua, which made her dream of seeing her son a groom come true. She said that this is the best gift parents can provide to their children, and she hopes to stay in good health to see her grandchildren, too.

Ayda hopes to develop her business more in the future, by making necessary decoration, and by updating the tools and machines she uses in her work.

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