Fatima is requesting a loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, to pay the necessary legal document expenses for her son's legal residency in Lebanon. She is married to a non-Lebanese man, and in Lebanon, the mother can't provide her husband or children the Lebanese Nationality. Most of the NGOs in Lebanon are currently fighting for this issue, since it is one of the necessary women rights.
She hopes that one day her children can live freely as Lebanese.
She is also working on manufacturing soaps from Olive oil in addition to her current conserving business, and hopes to expand it widely through opening her own selling shop in the future.
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.
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