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Cool Girls Group
In this Group: Marilyn , Josephine , Judyirene
Marilyn is the featured borrower of the Cool Girls' Group. She got together with the other group members to apply for a loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua because they have always been neighbors and friends since they came to Lebanon to work hard for their family's living.

Marilyn is the one in the middle. She is a 49-year-old divorced woman and mother of three children that she takes care of. She works hard to send them money to cover their living and education expenses. She works as a housekeeper and she misses her family a lot. Marilyn is looking forward to the day she can unite with her family forever. The loan will be sent to her children back in the Philippines to cover their education expenses.

Josephine is the one on the right. She is a 49-year-old married woman and mother of two children. She works as a housekeeper to provide her children with the best education ever.

Judyirene is a 51-year-old married woman and mother of two children. She works as a housekeeper in order to send money to her family in the Philippines for living and education needs. Her requested loan will be invested for the same purpose as additional help.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Lebanon

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 104
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $15,334,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Cool Girls Group's $1,500 loan helped a member to cover her children's education expenses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 6, 2013
Listed
May 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013