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Samira is a 46-year-old married woman from Tyre, mother of four children. Samira has owned a clothing shop since 1997. She sells clothes, perfumes, underwear, lingerie and accessories. Samira has been a borrower with Al Majmoua for 13 years. All her previous loans were very successful. She used to work at home, but with the help of Al Majmoua, Samira was able to develop her business. She opened her own shop, and expanded her product range.

Samira is a hard-working woman. She helps her husband with their family income and provides her children with the best education. Unlike her previous loans, this time Samira is requesting a loan from Al Majmoua to pay her daughter's university fees. Samira is proud of herself and of her small family's achievements. Most of her clients talk about her courage and good ethics. She is loved by all of her neighbors.

Samira hopes to expand her business range in the future and to attract a bigger number of customers in the future.

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
  • 139
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,300,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Samira to pay her daughter's university fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2011
Apr 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 21, 2012