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
- > 138,435 active borrowers
- > 96.2% of active borrowers are women
- Total amount of loans disbursed is > 70,144,430
- Repayment rate is > 96%
- > 1,000,000 loans
- > 31 international and local awards
- > 63 branches
- > 706 employees
- > 72.4% of employees are women
Shifa Jebriel did not stand idle by in the face of the harsh financial conditions her family was facing, as they were relying on only her husband’s income who works as a taxi driver relentlessly to provide a decent life for his family of 6; this is why she decided to start her home-based business back in 2011 as a meal preparing and catering service provider.
Shifa benefited from the funds of Microfund for Women several times and used them to purchase kitchen supplies and various equipment.
Her targeted audience for her business is the teachers and employees in her community and neighborhood, who lead a busy life and rely on her to provide them with meals.
Today, her business contributes mainly to her family income, and she has a great desire to learn to drive and buy a small car to reduce the cost of order delivery.
“Microfund for Women supported me and encouraged me, and I will not turn to any other entity looking for help; I am encouraging every housewife to help her family because at this time and, we should not care about the shame culture and start contributing to the household expenses as women.”