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Sabrine is a 19-year-old, married woman, who has been working as a tailor for three years. She was only sixteen years old when she started working in this domain because she had to quit her secondary school in order to help in her family's living.

Sabrine is a hard worker. She developed her skills quickly, then she started her own business in July 2012. Today, Sabrine sells ready-made clothes and, at the same time, she repairs customers' clothes and tailors clothes they desire to have.

Sabrine is applying for a youth loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development, to buy a special summer clothes collection to support her ready-made clothes business in order to widen it and attract new customers.

She hopes to keep on developing her socio-economic life, to make sure she's going to have a safe future with her beloved husband.

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
  • 130
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,664,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Sabrine to buy a special summer clothes collection for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014