Update on LindaLinda is 33 and engaged to be married. She has been working as a tailor for six years. Her business has developed in a very good way, and she is well known in her region now. She has left the library that she used to work at to better respond to her customers' requests.
Linda has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua. She plans to use the loan to do necessary maintenance to her future family house. She is getting married soon and hopes to make a small, beautiful family of her own.
Linda is very proud of herself and the level she has reached in her business. She hopes to keep expanding it and increasing her income. She also hopes that she is able to move her business from her house one day to make her customers more comfortable.
Previous Loan DetailsLinda is a 33-year-old divorced woman who is struggling to prove to herself that she can be productive and doesn't need others help to make her living.
Linda has worked as a tailor for five years, and she also works in a library to make her living. To improve her business, Linda applied for a… More from Linda's previous loan »
About Al Majmoua – Lebanese Association for DevelopmentThe 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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
About Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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