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Najla is a 46-year-old married woman and a mother of seven children. She has been working in a tailoring business for 25 years. In 1990, she started her own business to help her husband, who works as a taxi driver, in covering their big family's expenses and paying for their needs.

Najla is a hard-worker with an excellent reputation in her area, and she is recommended by all of her customers. She tailors almost all types of wedding and special occasion dresses, in addition to special requests.

She is applying for her third loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, in order to buy a new tailoring machine that costs $500 and pay for the necessary maintenance for her husband's car, which will cost him $500, and this is the only business he knows how to do.

Najla is a good-standing borrower with a special reputation. She hopes to keep on developing her business and increasing her income.

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
  • 127
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,605,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Najla to buy a new tailoring machine and pay for the necessary maintenance for her husband's car.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014