Al Faraj Group
Zeina is a 26-year-old married mother of two children who has been working selling clothes from her house for nine months. She established her current business at her house, to support her beloved husband in their living and covering their childrens' increasing living needs. Zeina is well known in her region for her good reputation and the special quality of products she sells, in addition, for the competitive and encouraging prices she sets.
Today, Zeina is acquiring a loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua, to increase her business merchandise with newly released spring and summer collections. Zeina is very anxious about this loan, and she hopes that through her future acquired loans, she will be capable of opening her own separate clothes shop.
Zeina is pictured on the right wearing pink clothes. As for the other group members, Maryam is at the center wearing light blue, and Nadia is the first on the left.
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.
This is a Group Loan
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