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Roula is a 35-year-old married woman and a mother of two children. She has been working in the child care business since she opened her nursery in 2000. Roula helps her husband make their living and reply to their children needs. Roula is a hard worker with a very good reputation in her region. All of her customers trust her a lot with their children's safety.

Today Roula is applying for her first loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua to buy an LCD TV and change the nursery's decoration to keep it attractive to her customers and specifically their children. This step will improve her business and increase her income.

Roula hopes to keep on expanding her business as much as she can and to be capable of employing more people to help in taking care of the increased number of children she's heading towards.

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
  • 128
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,640,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Roula to buy an LCD TV and to change the nursery's decoration.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Jan 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014