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50-year-old Jamila lives in Saida, Southern Lebanon, with her husband and their five children. Since 1993, Jamila has owned a grocery store where she sells candies, canned food, home cleaning products, juices and other products. Jamila has been a microcredit client for six years and has always re-paid her loans on time. When she started her business, she faced few problems except for the lack of diversity in her merchandise. Her previous loans have helped her diversify her merchandise to increase her income.

She is requesting a loan from A. Majmoua to purchase merchandise and a cash register. Jamila's business is unique because it offers a wide range of products. Her clients are people from her region like family members, friends and neighbors. She decided to pursue her business to help supplement her husband's income. More importantly, she wanted to have independent work and be self-reliant. In the future, she plans to continue improving her store.

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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
  • 142
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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 $2,500 helped Jamila to purchase merchandise and a cash register for grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2009
Dec 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011