the Middle East
and North Africa
Microfinance Partner: KIEDF
Ekram (pictured second from left) started with a small kiosk that mostly served children during their 10am snack break at a nearby school. Her business would then be quiet in the afternoon. She took out a loan of 6000 NIS ($1,594 USD) from WPF microfinance partner KIEDF to add a small salon to her kiosk, purchasing a mirror, chairs, washing station, and beauty courses so she could learn new styling techniques.
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Video credit: Brian Doe/Whole Planet Foundation
Microlending Projects in the Middle East and North Africa
Microfinance Partner: INMAA
When Brian Doe from our field team met Khadija in 2014, she was repaying her first microloan from INMAA in the amount of 5000 Dirhams ($560USD) to grow her beauty salon and event business. In addition to styling customers’ hair for special events, she also provides event styling services for weddings in her community.