A loan of $1,800 helped a member to increase her business merchandise with a newly-released accessories collection.


Salmah Group's story

Fatima is the featured borrower of Salmah group. She got together with the other group members to acquire a loan from Kiva partner, Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development, because they have always been neighbors and friends.

Fatima is an 18-year-old, single woman, the sole breadwinner to five members of her family. Eight months ago, Fatima started selling mobile phone prepaid cards and six months earlier, she started selling women's accessories to increase her income and improve her family's living conditions.

Fatima learned the accessories business from her aunt who works, selling women's accessories and needs. Fatima is working hard to develop this business as much as she can, to increase her business capital and attract new customers.

For this reason, Fatima is acquiring a loan from Kiva partner, Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development, to increase her business merchandise with a newly-released accessories collection that will develop her business, especially the spring and summer collection.

In the beginning, Fatima had obstacles in marketing and promoting her products, but now she is well-known in her region and she is working hard to participate in several exhibitions that will help her to be introduced to more customers from different regions. Fatima is working hard to open her own accessories-selling shop in the future, to move her business from her home and to develop her living conditions.

Fatima is the woman at the far right side of the picture. As for the other group members, Salma is in the middle, and Sanaa is on the left.

In this group: Fatima, Salma, Sanaa



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