A loan of $1,500 helped to maintain the balcony where she sells her output and help her finance making mouneh and seeds.

Subhiyi's story

Subhiyi is a 59 year-old married mother of seven children. For a living, she harvests olive trees, thyme leaves, vine leaves, and many other kinds of plants. Following the harvest, she turns the olives and the leaves into edible products, sells them or conserves them as a "Mouneh" (food that is conserved from one season to the other). She has been working in this field for 25 years now. Her husband is a concierge, and three of her underage children work.

However, even with five family members working, the family income is extremely low and is in no way sufficient to provide for a family of 9 individuals. Furthermore, Subhiyi did not have the opportunity as a child or even as an adult to acquire a proper education, because of her economic situation and that of her late parents. She is illiterate, which has been a great handicap in her life, and she wishes to be able to send her children back to school so that they can have a better life. However, it is nearly impossible considering the poverty they live in.

Thus, Subhiyi contacted Al Majmoua in order to acquire a loan, that would help her maintain the balcony where she sells her output, and would help her finance a "Mouneh" and seeds. As for the future, Subhiyi wishes to open up her own store where she would sell and trade what she harvests.

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