A loan of $2,500 helped a member to re-start her business by buying a special updated tailoring machine which will help her in responding quickly and professionally to her customers.


Marie Belle Group's story

Bassima is the featured borrower of the Marie Belle group. She joined with the other group members to acquire a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua to develop their businesses and improve their families' socioeconomic situations.

Bassima is a 37-year-old married mother of three children who has been working as a tailor for seven years. Her acquired loan will be invested in re-starting her business, as it will enable her to buy a special updated tailoring machine. This will help her in responding quickly and professionally to her customers, who are very anxious to support her during her comeback. She will work hard on helping her beloved husband in improving their family's socioeconomic situation, since she stopped working for a while to take good care of her children. She'll start her business again from her house since she is not ready to open a separate shop outside her house.

Bassima is the first lady on the left. As for the other group members, Naziha is on the right with a pink top and Marcel is at the center.

In this group: Bassima, Naziha, Marcel



Loan details


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Loan details