Supporting my family is my only priority, and Microfund for Women stood beside me through my training to make products out of straw and support my family and brothers

Mervat Falouji

  • > 140,685 active borrowers
  • >95.80% of active borrowers are women
  • Total amount of loans disbursed is > 25,946,773.
  • Repayment rate is >94.46%
  • > 30,441 loans
  • > 31 international and local awards
  • > 63 branches
  • > 745 employees
  • > 73.15% of employees are women


Khawla worked for many years in making pickles, but she was not comfortable with the long working hours and conditions, so she thought about starting a project of her own, a local restaurant that serves the people of her area.

She turned to MFW for help and received the necessary funding to start her project, and they encouraged her to proceed with it.

In the beginning, Khawla faced many challenges, such as her brothers’ opposition to the idea of ​​a woman working alone in her project, and sharing her sister’s suffering from cancer, as she stood by her side and her children’s, never hesitating to give all kinds of support and assistance.

Despite all the challenges, Khawla was able to succeed in her project and build good relations with her acquaintances and her neighbors, who became the best support system of hers and her project.

As for her experience with MFW, she says: “A wonderful experience and an excellent treatment, and I hope to meet the expectations of the company that believed in me and supported me.”

She encourages every woman to give what is best, saying: “A woman is a jewel, and in some families, this jewel is buried, and I call for her to do any project that suits her; she is capable of everything.”