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Hiba is a 29-year-old married woman, mother of two children. She opened a convenience store in 2009 to improve her family's income. Hiba is a hard worker, she used to work in a chocolate factory, but her family's needs made her think of starting her own business to cover their large expenses as much as she can.

Her business is expanding based on her customers' needs, for this reason, Hiba is applying for a Youth Loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua in order to increase her products and to buy a new refrigerator necessary for summer beverages. This is Hiba's first experience with Al Majmoua as a borrower. She hopes that this loan will widen her business and will attract more customers.

She is willing to provide her children the best education ever and hopes to be capable of providing them with University degrees.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is under age 30. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

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
  • 171
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Hiba to increase her products and to buy a new refrigerator necessary for summer beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013