Update on SabahSabah, a 46-year-old married woman, has worked in her convenience store since 2005 to help her retired husband in making their living and covering their increasing family expenses. She also sells home products.
Sabah is requesting her fourth loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua to pay for her daughter's wedding preparations and needs. She will also use part of the loan to invest in her business through the purchase of special summer and Holy Ramadan dates and beverages.
Sabah hopes to keep on diversifying her products and improving upon their quality.
Previous Loan DetailsSabah is a 44-year-old married woman and a mother of four children. In 2005, she opened a small grocery store, which became a multi-function store because Sabah introduced goods in addition to traditional grocery store goods such as home products, like frames and pictures, and small gifts. Sabah... More from Sabah's previous loan »
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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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