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Sabah is a 47-year-old married mother of three children who has been working as a hairdresser and a makeup artist for the past ten years. Sabah works from her house because she isn't currently financially capable of establishing her own beauty salon. She prefers to keep her business at home or to provide her services at her customers' homes upon their requests so that she can provide the necessary care to her beloved children.

Today she is acquiring a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua to buy a special tattoo machine and special beauty products that will help her develop her business and attract more customers. This will also enable her to respond to almost all of her customers' needs.

She hopes that through this loan she will increase her income. She also hopes to be able to establish her own beauty salon outside her house in the near future, which she will develop to cover almost all of women's beauty needs.

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
  • 175
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,477,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Sabah to buy a special tattoo machine and special beauty products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2014
Mar 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2015