A loan of $1,000 helped to buy tools and supplies for her bakery.


Zahra's story

Zahra is a 38-year-old married woman, mother of two children. Six months ago she established a small bakery in order to help her husband in making their living. Zahra and her husband are Palestinian refugees living and working in a Palestinian camp. Her customers are camp citizens and she works hard to please and attract them with the special dough and ingredients she uses. Zahra's specialties attract new customers and keep them coming back. Zahra is requesting her first loan through the Kiva partner Al Majmoua to buy necessary tools for her newly established business. Her bakery needs a lot of things at the beginning and Zahra wants to make sure that she is capable of meeting customer demand. In the future, she hopes to keep on expanding her business as much as she can to provide for her family. Zahra hopes that one day she might move her bakery outside the camp.



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