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Maryam is a 54-year-old married mother of seven who works as a receptionist to support her husband with the increasing family needs. Her fourteen years of experience have given her patience and wisdom in life. She considers her income combined with her husband's to be very low compared to the increasing living needs.

She is an ambitious woman who puts much effort into developing her living. She acquired a loan from Kiva’s field partner Al Majmoua to settle requested medical fees for a requested eye surgery. She dreams of attaining better financial sustainability for her family's livelihood.

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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
  • 80
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,094,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Maryam to pay for a a requested surgery she has to undergo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2014
Jul 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015