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Noura is a 37-year-old married woman living in Tyre with her husband and four children. Noura has been making and selling souvenirs since 2007. She prepares souvenirs for childbirth, marriage, engagements and many more occasions as requested. Noura likes her job a lot and works hard on improving it. This type of handmade business is expanding nowadays in Lebanon.

Noura has been an Al Majmoua borrower for three cycles. Her previous loans were very impressive and she has been a good standing borrower. She is requesting a new loan from Al Majmoua in order to buy necessary tools and decorating products and to buy living room furniture for her house.

Noura also makes artificial flowers and is an expert in this field. She helps her husband cover their expenses and hopes to expand her business more by improving her candle work and opening a small shop.

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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
  • 119
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,414,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,800 helped Noura to buy necessary tools and decorating products and to buy living room furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012