A loan of $2,400 helped a member to start a new business of her own, to improve her family's living.

Hala Group's story

Ibtissam is the featured borrower of Hala's group. She joined together with the other group members, to acquire a loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua, because they have always been neighbors and friends.

Ibtissam is a 53-year-old widow and mother of two children. She is sacrificing her whole life for the sake of providing them with the best standard of living. Ibtissam works as a housekeeper. She provides cleaning services to several homes and offices, which has been her only source for living since her husband passed away. She works hard to increase her income, in order to provide her children with the things they need and request.

Ibtissam is acquiring a portion of this loan, in order to start a new business of her own to improve her family's living. She will start selling clothes from her house. She will also work on visiting expected customers, to distribute her products easily.

As for the future, she hopes that one day she'll be capable of opening her own clothes-selling shop and able to quit providing cleaning services to strangers. Ibtissam is the lady with the green top, at the right side of the image, Hanan is at the center, wearing black, and Rimonda is the lady at the left side.

In this group: Ibtissam , Hanan, Rimonda

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details