A loan of $1,000 helped to buy the fabrics, beads and accessories she needs to develop and expand her business.


Fatima's story

Fatima is a 42-year-old married mother of one child who is attending a private school for a brighter educational future.

Fatima has been working in tailoring and sewing traditional Abaya (cloak, which is a loose over-garment, it is like a dress, worn by almost all of the women living in Lebanese villages, it keeps them comfortable during warm weather) for twelve years. She designs the Abaya with special beads and textile colors to meet customers’ needs and opinions; this long term experience provided her with customers support, recommendation and loyalty.

Fatima is applying for a loan from Kiva’s partner Al Majmoua, to buy the fabrics, beads and accessories she needs to develop and expand her business. Her customers have various views and she has to fit everyone’s needs, which is her main obstacle, she is working hard to achieve.

Fatima is working hard so as to open an updated factory in the future.



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