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Fahda is a 44-year-old divorced mother of two children. She is working hard to develop her business to provide them with the best living conditions and education. She has been working for four years in preparing and selling special creamy minced garlic. It is specialized for restaurants where it is served with all kinds of chicken and in most sandwiches to add a delicious juicy taste. Fahda's business is going on just fine, but needs development to increase her family's income and meet her children's needs. She is applying for a loan from Kiva Partner Al Majmoua, to increase her business merchandise to expand her business.

Through the loan, Fahda will buy more garlic and special containers so she can pack her production and distribute it among customers. This increase in production will reflect positively on her family's socioeconomic situation. Fahda will work hard to develop and expand her business; she will also work on diversifying her production, but in the meantime she has no idea about the new item she's going to start with.

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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
  • 143
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Fahda to increase her business merchandise to expand her food production business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014