A loan of $1,000 helped to increase her business merchandise with special spring and summer offers.


Souad's story

Souad is a 58-year-old widow and the mother of three children, whom she is taking care of since her husband passed away. She is a Syrian living in Lebanon since she got married years ago. She has operated a convenience store since 2007, and it is her only source of income. She is well known in her region with her good reputation and the hard work she does in order to please her customers and fulfill her family's needs and desires.

She is applying for her first cycle loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, in order to increase her business merchandise with special spring and summer offers. She is very certain that this loan will have a very positive impact on her family and business, because it will help her increase both capital and income at the same time.

She hopes to stay in good health to provide her family with a good living and to make sure that she will not need others' help as she becomes old through the coming years.



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