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Elham

Update on Elham

Elham is a 51-year-old widowed mother of two. She has been working in her convenience store since eight years ago to help her beloved husband in making their living, but unfortunately, he passed away leaving her alone struggling for her living.

Elham sells tinned food, fruits, vegetables, sweets and beverages. She is developing and improving her specialized cooked food sector, where she sells daily paltes that attract a lot of employed single men who live nearby.

She is applying for her second loan from Kiva partner, Al Majmoua, to increase her merchandise with special summer products.

She is still working hard to develop her catering service company.

Previous Loan Details

Elham is a 51-year-old married mother of two. She has been working in her convenience store since seven years ago to help her beloved husband in making their living and developing their socioeconomic situation. Elham sells tinned food, fruits, vegetables, sweets and beverages. She is also… More from Elham's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $14,617,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
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This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,000 helped Elham to increase her merchandise with special summer products.
53% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 28, 2014
Listed
May 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A