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Nihaya is a 49-year-old single Palestinian refugee who has been working as a tailor to make her living. Nihaya is a hard worker, who puts so much effort into developing her business and living situation in addition to covering her needs.

She runs her business from her house, where at the same time she is employed in a tailoring factory, to make sure that she can benefit from a stable monthly income.

Nihaya is acquiring a loan from Kiva's field partner Al Majmoua to buy new, updated tailoring machines necessary for her business development. She hopes that in the future she can open her own factory and widen her business sector.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is specifically designed for Al Majmoua's vulnerable clients, namely non-Lebanese such as Filipinos, Egyptians and Syrian and Palestinians refugees. These communities have been marginalized by the Lebanese government and society and do not enjoy the same opportunities in the work, educational, and health fields. By funding this loan, you are helping these individuals improve their businesses and provide for their families. 

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

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $14,627,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,000 helped Nihaya to buy new, updated tailoring machines necessary for her business development.
66% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2014
May 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: