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Jawaher is a 47-year-old widow living in Nabatieh with her single child. Jawaher has worked as a tailor since 2006 and has 30 years of sewing experience. Jawaher is working hard for her living since her husband died; she believes that she has to work hard for her small family after the loss of her husband. She had to prove to relatives and friends that she’s strong enough to take care of her family.

Jawaher is requesting a loan from Al Majmoua in order to buy textiles she likes with a good wholesale price. The price is so very special that she can’t resist buying them. Jawaher is planning to expand her business more and more since she received her friends' and relatives' blessings and support.

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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
  • 102
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,166,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jawaher to buy special-price textiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2010
Dec 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2012