Oumayya is a 45-year-old married mother of four children. She has been working in her home products sales shop for seven years. She is a hard worker with a very good reputation. She makes an effort to update her shop with newly released items in order to keep her customers pleased and excited to check new collections.
She has applied for a loan that will be invested in supporting her business through diversifying her products with newly released items. She is planning to start a new 'balloons and flowers' shop in the future when she can afford the opening expenses.
Oumayya is the one wearing grey, the second one sitting from the right side. As for the other members, Zeina is the lady standing, wearing dark blue, Ibtissam is wearing blue sitting at the far right of the picture, and Juliet is the one in the pink shirt at the left.
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.
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