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Atifa is a 56 year old woman who lives in the Bekaa with her husband and their two children. Atifa has been working as a sewer since 2006. She sews curtains, clothes and even wedding dresses. Atifa requested a loan of 1500 US dollars from Al Majmoua in order to purchase tissue, thread and accessories for her sewing. This is her fourth cycle and she has always on time.
Her previous loans helped her purchase a new sewing machine and improve her work. Atifa is special in her work because she does it well. Her clients are her friends and neighbors. When she first started her business, she didn’t face difficulties. 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
  • 186
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,467,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Atifa atifa will use the loan to purchase tissue, thread and accessories for her sewing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2009
Jun 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010