Fatmeh has been working from her house as a seamstress, and lately she has realized that she needs more space knowing that she has a broad customer base that includes friends, neighbors, family members and people from her region. Also, the fact that she receives her clients at home has been inconvenient for her family. This is her second loan, and she has reimbursed her previous loan on time. Her first loan let her purchase thread for her business.
Fatmeh is speciA. in her work because she is known for her good and precise work. When she first started her business, she couldn’t afford purchasing a sewing shop because she didn’t have enough income; however know she has increased her customer base and her income. She learned the business when she was young so she has always been sewing. She plans to keep on improving her work and to expand her business to the surrounding villages.
About Al Majmoua – Lebanese Association for DevelopmentThe 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.
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