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Samira is a 29-year-old woman who lives in Bekaa with her husband and their six children. Samira has owned a chicken's snack shop for four years. Samira requested a loan of $1500 US from A. Majmoua in order to purchase soft drinks and other merchandise for her snack shop. This is her third cycle and she has always paid on time.

Her previous loans helped her improve her snack shop and her financiA. situation. Her clients can be anyone from her region. She decided on doing this business because she wanted to supplement her family’s income. In the future, she plans on improving her business.

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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
  • 93
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,118,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Samira to purchase soft drinks and other merchandise for a snack shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 7, 2009
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010