A loan of $2,200 helped to buy a car so that she can expand her customer base.


Fatima's story

Fatima, age 30, is a hairdresser. She has been engaged in this business since January 2005. She started her business in order to supplement her husband's income, since his employment in a gas station is not enough to cover the family's needs. Fatima and her husband have three children to support.

Fatima is applying for a youth loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua in order to buy a car, which will help her expand her working area. At present, she works from home, but with this investment she is planning to provide her services to customers in nearby villages by visiting them in their own homes. This is an additional customer service that most of her customers would like to have.

As Fatima also sells beauty cosmetics and accessories, buying and selling these products will also be easier once she acquires a vehicle.

Fatima is planning to expand her business more in the future, and hopes eventually to open a beauty salon that will include a cosmetics and accessories shop.



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