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Fatmeh is a 43 year old married woman from Lebanon, who has three children. She repairs and does all type of clothes for men and women, also she does curtains, and bed sheets and more. She requested a loan from A. Majmoua in order to open a sewing shop.

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.

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
  • 119
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,414,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,502.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Fatmeh to open a sewing shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2010
May 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011