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Ghinwa is a 26-year-old, married mother of one child. For nine years, she has been working as a hairdresser. Her salon is located in a high population region which is a good location to develop her business and work on increasing her income.

Ghinwa is acquiring a youth loan from Kiva partner, Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development, to buy a stand to display beauty cosmetics and newly-released tools.

This is Ghinwa's second loan cycle from Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development. Her previous loan helped her to develop her business and had a positive outcome. Today, Ghinwa is planning to keep on developing her business to make sure that her child will have the best living and education and, at the same time, ensuring that her customers are satisfied.

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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
  • 94
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,096,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Ghinwa to buy a stand to display beauty cosmetics and newly-released tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014