Meet Bahiya: preserving life through canned food.
Fifty-year-old mother of two, Bahia Abu Ziad is the sole breadwinner of her household. Since 2000, she has been preparing canned goods from her home in order to support her two children as well as her husband’s five children.
The turning point, according to Bahia, came in 2007 when she applied for a loan from the Lebanese Association for Development (Al Majmoua), a Grameen-Jameel partner in Lebanon. After four consecutive loans that assisted in creating a solid foundation on which to build her business, Bahia was able to not only expand her business by hiring three female workers, but also by establishing a store in which to sell her product.
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