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Jenan is a 33-year-old woman who lives in Aley, Mount Lebanon, with her husband and their two children. Jenan has owned a grocery store for a year. She requested a loan of $1,000 from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua in order to purchase merchandise for her store. This is the first time that Jenan has requested a loan.

Jenan is special in her work because she knows how to treat her clients. Her clients are her friends, neighbors and others. When she first started her business, she didn’t have the start-up capital. Jenan decided on doing her business because she wanted to supplement her family’s income, as well as she wanted to have independent work. In the future, she plans on expanding her store.

Additional Information

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
  • 171
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jenan jenan will use the loan to purchase merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2009
Jul 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010