Update on RimaRima is a 41-year-old married woman and the mother of six children. Since 2004, she has worked selling used clothes and electronic household appliances. At the same time, she runs a small bakery which provides her family with a good, promising income. Rima is a hardworking woman with a very good reputation. She puts a huge effort in helping her husband cover their family's increasing needs. She is well known in her region for her wide business talent; that's why she is recommended by most of her customers.
Rima is acquiring her tenth loan cycle, from Kiva partner Al Majmoua, to buy necessary raw materials for her bakery, such as flour and oils, and to buy the diesel her family needs to keep warm during the coming winter season.
Her previous loan was invested in her clothes business to increase capital with newly released items. It had a positive impact on her family's socioeconomic situation.
Previous Loan DetailsRima is a forty-year-old married woman, and the mother of six children. Since 2004, she has worked selling used clothes and electronic household appliances. Rima is a hardworking woman with a very good reputation, she puts a huge effort into helping her husband to cover their expenses and make th... More from Rima's previous loan »
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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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