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Fatima is a 47-year-old single lady who works in selling accessories, antiques, stationery and mobile phones prepaid cards since nineteen years ago. This long experience provided her with customer’s trust and support.

Fatima is the sole breadwinner for 2 members of her family. That's why she has to work hard and put in so much effort to improve her business income to make sure that she’ll stay capable of covering her family’s living expenses and improve their socioeconomic situation.

Fatima is acquiring a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua to increase her business merchandise, especially school supplies (stationery and bags). Concerning the future, Fatima is willing to make necessary decorations to her shop to keep it more attractive to her current and expected customers. She will also work on expanding her business through introducing her customers to new items that she is planning to start selling in the coming future.

Additional Information

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
  • 121
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,623,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Fatima buy business merchandise to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2013
Oct 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015