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Sawsan is a 51-year-old divorced woman, a mother of 5 children. Her family is the only concern in her life, and she always aims to provide them with a better living. She is a tailor known by her good reputation and excellent customer service service, with 33 years of experience in this field.

To increase her family's income, Sawsan also works as baby sitter, taking care of neighbors children at home. Sawsan has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua, in order to repair her house's rooftop to avoid water leakage before the winter season. Sawsan is really an ideal Palestinian mother, working to provide her children with the best living ever. Sawsan hopes to expand her business through increasing her tailoring machines and recruiting people to help her.

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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
  • 150
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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 Sawsan to repair her house's rooftop to avoid water leakage before the winter season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013