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Fatima is a 22-year-old single woman who has been selling beauty cosmetics and perfumes for the last three years. In 2012, Fatima started her own business because she wanted to earn a better living. She has a good number of customers, most of whom are neighbors, relatives and friends. They recommend her to others and help her increase her income.

Fatima is applying for a youth loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua in order to increase her business merchandise inventory by buying a special spring and summer collection of cosmetics.

Fatima hopes to open her own shop in the future; however, at the present time, she can't afford the expense.

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
  • 143
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Fatima to increase her business merchandise inventory by buying a special spring and summer collection of cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014