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Diana is a 28-year-old single woman living with her parents. She is hard-working and wants to be independent. Therefore, Diana has been working as a seamstress. She is engaged in the business of sewing and designing clothes.

Six years ago, she decided to open her own sewing factory where she repairs and creates all type of clothes. Sometimes her clients come with their own clothing materials. Most of her customers are her neighbors, but she also works sewing for clothing shops in her town.

For the first time, Diana is requesting a loan from Al Majmoua in order to purchase a new and more sophisticated sewing machine, which will allow her to improve her work efficiency, expand her sewing business and generate a better income.

Currently, thanks to her perseverance and dedication, she owns several sewing machines. She feels very happy with everything she has accomplished and hopes to keep on improving her work, as well as her financial situation.

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
  • 92
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,118,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Diana to purchase a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011