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Fadia is a 36-year-old divorced woman who lives with her child in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. Fadia has been working as a make-up artist since 1994. Her clients are her friends and neighbors.

She is a very dynamic and active person and she works very hard in order to make her living, but more importantly she likes her work. Sometimes, especially during festive seasons, she works late in order to be available for her clients.

She requested a loan from the Kiva field partner, Al Majmoua, in order to purchase new makeup and to repair her car. Fadia doesn’t own her own shop and drives to her client’s homes. This is the first time that Fadia has requested a loan from Al Majmoua.

Fadia studied to be a beautician, so she already had experience when she first started her business, and she had no problems. In the future, she plans to keep expanding her business.

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
  • 138
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,300,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Fadia to purchase new makeup and to repair her car.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2009
Jan 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011