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Fatmeh is a 42-year-old woman who lives in Bint Jbeil, southern Lebanon with her husband and their three children. Fatmeh has been working as a seamstress for 15 years. She requested a loan of 1000 US dollars from A. Majmoua, Kiva's partner, in order to purchase thread and new tools for her sewing machine. This is the first time that Fatmeh has requested a loan.

Fatmeh is speciA. in her work because she knows how to treat her clients. Her clients are her family members and friends. When she first started, she had financiA. issues. Fatmeh decided on doing her business because of her experience. In the future, she plans on expanding 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
  • 117
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,414,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Fatmeh fatmeh will use the loan to purchase thread and new tools for her sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2009
Jul 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009