Nouhad is a 34-year-old married mother of four children. She works in mouneh, the business of preserving food from one season to another. She sells the food upon request. She is the woman on the right.
Nouhad is applying for a loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua in order to buy seasonal food products to preserve and sell upon request in the coming autumn and winter seasons.
Lina also works in the mouneh business. She is a 42-year-old married mother of four children. Her loan will be invested in business development and increasing production. She is the one standing in the middle.
Salam is a 37-year-old married mother of four children. She works as a tutor in order to help her husband in their family's living. Her loan will be invested in covering necessary family needs.
About Al Majmoua – Lebanese Association for DevelopmentThe 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
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