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Amani is a 28-year-old, married woman. She has a shop where she sells and rents wedding dresses, in addition to accessories and bags. She opened her own shop in October 2010, and has a total of seven years of experience in this domain. Amani is a hard worker, well-known in her region for the quality of the products she provides. Her shop is located at the main road, which is a positive point toward attracting new customers and expanding her business.

Amani is applying for a YOUTH loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, to improve her accessories and bags collection with newly-released items. The new items will attract customers' attention, and will surely increase her income. As for the future, she is planning to expand her working space, and diversify departments to be each one specialized, with selected items.

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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
  • 80
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,094,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Amani to improve her accessories and bags collection, by adding newly-released items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014