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Mariam is a 60-year-old married woman, who has been working as a tailor for the past 39 years. In 1992, Mariam opened her own business, to develop her business and increase her income.
Mariam is specialized in tailoring clothes and table blankets and shields in a very creative way.
Her long experience provides her with customers' trust and support.
She is applying for her eighth cycle loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua, in order to buy a glass display for her shop and newly-released fabrics that will help her be more creative for new designs.
She hopes to be capable of moving her shop to another region that is more flexible and relaxing to her customers.

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
  • 183
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,467,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mariam to buy a glass display for her shop and newly-released fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014