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Samira is a 51-year-old married mother of three children. Since 1998, she has been working in baking special "Saj", Lebanese traditional bread, to support her husband in making their living and covering most of their children’s needs. She is well known in her region for her special talent in this domain because of her long experience.

She is acquiring a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua to increase her business merchandise with extra flour and wheat. This applied-for loan will surely increase her income and develop her business, since she believes she's a successful business woman who knows the best way to respond to customers’ needs and requests.

Samira hopes to stay in good health to keep working on expanding and developing her business as much as she can.

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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
  • 124
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,262,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Samira to increase her business merchandise with extra flour and wheat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015