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Souad is a 22-year-old single lady who has a small library where she sells books and stationary. She is a hard worker with five years of experience in her domain. Souad is the sole breadwinner for four members of her family, in addition to covering her own personal expenses.

She is acquiring a youth loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, to increase her books capital with newly released editions, and special released stationary for the current scholastic year 2013-2014.

She believes that through this loan she will increase her business income and develop her family’s living.

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
  • 97
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,099,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Souad to increase her books capital with newly released editions and special released stationary for the current scholastic year.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2013
Oct 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014