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Timani Group
In this Group: Iman, Abir, Zeina
Temani is a group composed of three Lebanese women. They decided to form the group in order to support each other financially. Iman is the leader and featured member of the group. She is a 47-year-old married mother of two children, and she is standing in the center of the picture. She owns a small bakery where she prepares manakish, the traditional Lebanese breakfast served with several different delicious toppings (cheese, thyme etc…). Her husband also owns a small business where he is charge of car painting. Her children are enrolled in a public school because they cannot afford anything more expensive. She decided to establish this group in order to purchase raw materials such as flour, oil, thyme and cheese to strengthen her business . In addition to that, she might buy furniture to enhance the environment of her household.

As for the other group members, Zeina is the woman wearing red, while Abir is standing on the far right of the picture.

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

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,673,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Timani Group's $2,000 loan helped a member to purchase raw materials such as flour, oil, thyme and cheese to strengthen her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014