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Aliyah is a 43-year-old married woman, mother of three beautiful boys, who represent her whole life.

Aliyah is a hardworking woman, 21 years ago she started her small business. She is a skilled tailor and well known in the region.

To start a business was a bit hard for her because she wanted to keep taking good care of her children but the family's needs forced her to do both.
Aliyah didn't regret this step at all, and she is very proud of herself since her fears weren't true and she was capable of managing both her business and being a special mother.

Aliyah has been a Al Majmoua (Kiva partner) borrower for two cycles, her previous cycle helped to support her family's needs a lot.

Today Aliyah is requesting a loan, in order to buy a new, updated sewing machine, necessary to update her business and to provide her customers good quality in a short period of time.

Aliyah hopes to open a special clothes factory 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
  • 127
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,571,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Aliyah to buy a new, updated sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012