A loan of $1,500 helped to buy a new sewing machine (Singer brand).


Samira's story

Samira is a 55-year-old, widowed mother of five children for whom she sacrificed her whole life in order to provide them with the best living since her husband passed away 23 years ago. Samira works from her house as a tailor. She makes clothes and curtains. Her wide experience in this domain provided her with customers' trust and support. She worked hard to increase her customers, through the good quality of products she makes and her competitive prices. Samira works hard to develop her business. In fact, she dreams of opening her own separate shop outside her house to provide her family members with the privacy they need, but unfortunately her financial situation isn't enough to take such a step forward. A step forward was accomplished by Samira when she acquired a loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development, to buy a newly developed sewing machine (Singer brand), to make her work faster, easier, and with a better finishing quality. This will improve her final touch and will please her customers. Samira will continue to dream of opening her tailoring and clothes-selling shop, to move out of her small bedroom, and to expand her working area.



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