A loan of $1,000 helped to buy necessary raw materials for her business development.


Yousra's story

Yousra is a 30-year-old married mother of two children. She has been working at preparing and selling Mouneh (special way of food conserving and production) for ten years. In 2010, she started her own business from home to help her husband with covering their family's expenses, especially because she has a child enrolled in a private school and the other is on the way. So they have to stay prepared for the increasing family needs.

Yousra is specialized in making Kishek, a traditional food prepared from groats mixed with skimmed yoghurt and spread over a blanket (after being left for several days in a big pot to keep on mixing and assuring they are in the stage of fermentation), to be exposed to sunlight to dry and then grind them as powder, to be cooked during the winter season by adding it to minced meat, garlic and water. It then looks like a thick, tasty, hot syrup specialized for cold seasons.

Yousra is applying for a YOUTH loan from Kiva partner, Al Majmoua, to buy big quantities of groats, skimmed yoghurt, plastic bags and a few other things to increase her business production. She will work hard to establish her own business outside her house in the future.



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