A loan of $2,500 helped to expand her shop's area through adding more space, and shelves in order to improve her sales by increasing her business capital with more mobile phones, accessories and prepaid cards.


Salwa's story

Salwa is a thirty-three-year-old married mother of two, one of whom is enrolled in a private school. She opened her own cellular phone store four years ago, when she took over the profession from her brother. She started as his business partner in his shop and through her acquired income, she started her own business to earn an additional income. At first Salwa faced some obstacles in the business due to the amount of competition around her shop but her fourteen years of working have taught her to be patient, and now her sales are good.

Salwa is an ambitious woman who pursues every opportunity in life. Her five previous loan cycles with Kiva’s field partner Al Majmoua are a proof of her determination to succeed. She is asking for a new loan to expand her shop's area through adding more space, and shelves in order to improve her sales by increasing her business capital with more mobile phones, accessories and prepaid cards. In the future she dreams of opening a wholesale store to start supplying small shops like hers with merchandise.



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