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Bassima is a 41-year-old married woman, living in Saida with her husband and three children. Bassima owns a shop where she has sold gifts and souvenirs in addition to decorating lamps, since 2009.

Bassima is a hard worker. She used to be a tutor, but her courage and strong will to improve herself led her to start her own business. She started saving a small capital to open her shop, and in fact she made it.

Bassima is requesting a loan from Al Majmoua in order to add new products to increase her income and expand her collections of products such as silver and crystals and starting to sell bed sheets and blankets.

Bassima wants to expand her shop and to introduce new products continuously to her customers. She helps her husband in raising their children and providing them secure and healthy living with the necessary education they must get. She hopes to see her kids reach high levels.

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
  • 104
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,205,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Bassima to increase her collection through adding silver, crystals and blankets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2011
Apr 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012