A loan of $1,500 helped to buy an espresso machine and hookas, and to pay necessary fees for his government-provided electricity meter.


Abed Al Husein's story

Abed Al Husein is a 59-year-old married man, and a father of six children. He has been working in his baking business for 12 years. In 2012, he moved to his present bakery, because it is wider and makes his work easier.

Abed Al Husein is a hard worker, and he is well known in his region with his good reputation and special french croissant he makes. He is recommended by almost all of his customers, which is why he puts so much effort on developing his business in a way it fits all of his customers' needs.

He is applying for a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua in order to buy an espresso machine and hookas, and to pay necessary fees for the machine that the government provides in order to get electricity and measure the amount used to pay at the end of each month. This will expand his business diversity and develop it in a way to increase his social and financial living.

He is opening a coffee shop next to his bakery and hopes it will provide him with the things his family needs.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams




Loan details