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Salwa is a 25-year-old single woman who works as a graphic designer and has specialized in drawing maps since 2011. She is a hard worker, working from her house because she still can't afford to have an office of her own. Salwa is developing her business with newly released technologies. That's why she is applying for a YOUTH loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua, to buy a laptop, printer, and scanner that will surely make her designs and thoughts clearer.

Most of Salwa's customers are engineers, whom she helps in finishing their map designs. She hopes to keep on developing her business in a well managed way, to keep on pleasing her customers and expanding her business.

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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
  • 99
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,152,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Salwa to buy a laptop, printer, and scanner necessary for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014