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Mariam is a 44-year-old married woman who has been selling children's shoes and clothes for 20 years. In 2012, she started her own business in her home and she expects a good number of customers on daily basis.

Mariam decided to develop and expand her business. That's why she applied for a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua, to start selling women's clothes to expand her business for additional income.

She is very anxious to obtain this loan because she believes that she has the necessary talent to create the need to her products among her customers.

She hopes that one day she'll be capable of opening her own clothing shop outside her house in the 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
  • 130
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,664,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Mariam to start selling women's clothes in order to expand her business for additional income.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015