A loan of $1,500 helped to increase her business merchandise with special summer beverages.


Ibtissam's story

Ibtissam is a 50-year-old married woman, mother of five children. She has been working in the food business for 13 years. In 2003, she opened her present convenience store. She is well known in her region with her special prices and quality of products served. Most of Ibtissam's customers are neighbors and friends. In the beginning, she had difficulties how to manage both her business and family needs, but through time she got used to it and she's well organized. Ibtissam applied for a loan from Kiva's partner in order to increase her business merchandise with special summer beverages. She will also use part of the loan to pay for her son's engagement expenses as her gift to him. She hopes to open a supermarket in the future, and hopes to keep on providing her family with the necessary needs.



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