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Houda has been working as a seamstress for twenty two years. Her clients are her friends and neighbors as well as shops. Houda is 54 years old and lives in Saida, Southern Lebanon with her husband and their child.

Houda decided on doing this business because she wanted to supplement her family’s income. Her business has done well right from the beginning. She has been a microcredit client for 8 years now and has always paid on time. Her previous loan helped her improve her work. She is requesting a loan of $1500 US from Al Majmoua in order to purchase a new sewing machine. In the future, she plans on improving her work.

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About Al Majmoua – Lebanese Association for Development

The Lebanese Association for Development – Al Majmoua is Lebanon’s leading microfinance institution and the oldest Kiva partner in Lebanon. Al Majmoua’s vision is to “be the leader in creating an inclusive financial system where all people in Lebanon have access to affordable services.” Given Lebanon's diverse population, Al Majmoua lends to all nationalities, provided legal residency. The strong financial position achieved to date has allowed Al Majmoua to steadily lower its pricing over the years.

Based on the belief that non-financial services play a complementary role in improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable entrepreneurs, Al Majmoua has established a solid Business Development Services program for both borrowers and non-borrowers with a focus on women and youth.

About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 103
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,166,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Houda to purchase a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2009
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010