A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy a new Saj Oven and a dough smoothing machine.


Al Ahiba Group's story

Maryam is the featured borrower of Al Ahiba group. She got together with her other group members to apply for a loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua, because they have always been neighbors and friends.

Maryam is a 49-year-old married woman, mother of three children. She has been working preparing and baking the special traditional Lebanese Saj bread for twenty years. She used to work as a tailor, but she preferred to turn to a daily income business, which will support her family better.

She is an expert in her domain and is working hard to develop her business as much as she can to keep her customers satisfied. With the applied-for loan, Maryam will buy a special new Saj bread oven and a dough smoothing machine that will help her a lot in doing the requested job in a short time with an excellent quality.

She is the first one from the left.

Hala is the one in the middle, she is a 52-year-old married woman, mother of four children, with three years of experience in selling Brazilian gold. The requested loan, will be invested in increasing the collection she has to attract customers' attention.

Jamal has been selling make-up and cosmetics for three years. She is 60, married with four children. The requested loan will be invested in buying a refrigerator for her house.

In this group: Maryam, Hala, Jamal



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