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Rabab is a 25-year-old single lady who works by sewing beautiful drawings and images on clothes, to make her living. She is talented in her domain, and is working hard to develop it further. Her business is considered as hand made production, which takes more time and effort to finish than automatic machines.

That's why Rabab is applying for a youth loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua to buy a special tailoring machine necessary to do requested work at a higher quality and in less time.

Rabab had difficulties at the beginning, in the promoting her products, but now she is planning to open her own shop in a newly established mall.
She is also using social media to market her business.

Additional Information

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
  • 187
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,467,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Rabab to buy a tailoring machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014