A loan of $2,300 helped a member to buy current season fruits and vegetables and to increase her clothes merchandise.


Aya Al Kematiyeh Group's story

Simar is the featured borrower of Aya Al Kematiyeh group. She joined with the other group members to acquire a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua to support their families in a well managed way. They have always been neighbors and friends. That's why they trust each other and put their hands together to acquire the current loan.

Simar is a 56-year-old married mother of five children. She has been working in preparing and selling Mouneh (conserved food) and selling clothes from her house for twenty years. She is well known in her domain with the good quality of products she serves in addition to the competitive prices she provides to her customers.

Today, Simar is acquiring a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua, in order to improve, develop, and expand both businesses with the necessary requested items. For conserving food, she has to buy current-season fruits and vegetables and work on conserving them for other seasons, and she will increase her clothes merchandise with a new winter collection, especially for the Holy Christmas season celebrations to fulfill customers' needs and requests. She hopes to be capable of expanding her businesses more and moving them outside her house in the future.

Simar is the first lady from the right side of the picture. As for the other members, Roudaina is the second from the right, Amal is the second from the left with a black veil with white spots covering her hair, and Zeinab is the first from the left side.

In this group: Simar, Amal, Roudaina , Zeinab



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