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Yasmine is a 24-year-old entrepreneur from Lebanon. She is married and has three young children. Yasmine has been working in bee keeping and honey production for the past nine years. This is a family business that she learned from a young age.

Yasmine has been a microcredit client for two years, and has repaid her loans on time. Today, she is requesting a loan to purchase bee hives and bees. She decided on starting her business because of her experience, as well as the fact that beekeeping has been in her family for so long and she didn’t want to break the tradition. In the future, Yasmine plans to keep on increasing her networking and number of customers because her business supplements her family’s income.

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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
  • 131
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,346,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,502.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Yasmine to purchase bee hives and bees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2010
May 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011