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Siham is a 47-year-old married woman and the mother of three children. She has been selling kids clothes for seven years. In 2011, she opened her own shop to help her husband in increasing their income and covering her family's expenses.

Siham is a hard worker, with a very good reputation. She is well known in the region for the best prices and the quality of the products she sells.

Siham has been an Al Majmoua borrower for two cycles. Her previous loan helped her a lot in starting up and supporting her business.

Today she is applying for another loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua, to buy a new autumn/winter collection to respond to customers needs and increase her capital.

Siham is working hard to expand her business to make sure she will stay capable of supporting her family in everything they might need.

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
  • 81
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,094,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Siham to buy a new autumn/winter collection of children's clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014