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Mounira is a 47-year-old married woman and a mother of two children. She has 9 years of experience in dressmaking and handcrafting, providing orders for wedding and birth ceremonies in her village. Mounira works from home. With the money she makes, she assists her husband with their household expenses.

Mounira is applying for a loan from Kiva’s partner, Al Majmoua, to add to the supplies she has and buy a new sewing machine. With the money left, she will assist her son in buying a computer for his store. Mounira’s plan for the future is to sustain her business enough to develop it into a workshop.

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
  • 87
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,096,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Mounira to add to the supplies she has and buy a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2012
May 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014