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Fatima is a 41-year-old married woman, the mother of one child. She started a new business in January 2011, to help her husband with their living costs. Fatima is a hard worker: she works to improve her business as much as she can, in order to meet all customers' needs and requests. She has introduced her customers to many different products such as accessories, perfumes and cosmetics, in addition to an international calls service.

Fatima is a hard-working woman, she puts much effort into improving her business and helping her husband. To do so, Fatima has asked for Kiva partner Al Majmoua's help, through applying for a loan. This loan will definitely help her to improve her business which will reflect positively on her social living. Fatima hopes to expand her business more and more in the future.

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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
  • 128
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,359,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Fatima to start selling prepaid mobile cards and to support her perfumes and accessories trade.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2011
Dec 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013