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Salwa is a 20-year-old Palestinian married woman, mother of two children. She has been working selling cosmetics and perfumes since 2010.

Salwa is a hard worker who puts a lot of much effort into expanding her business and developing it as much as she can. In the beginning Salwa had financial problems, that's why she started her own business with a financial partner to make sure that her business would cover almost all of her customers' requests.

Today, Salwa is requesting a YOUTH LOAN from Kiva partner Al Majmoua in order to expand her merchandise with special spring cosmetics, and buy her partner's share in the shop, to increase her business income and improve her family's living conditions. She will surely work hard to improve her living and develop her business capital.

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
  • 119
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,414,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Salwa to expand her merchandise with special spring cosmetics, and buy her partner's share at the shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Mar 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014