Abir has prepared fishing nets for twenty years; she has a long and wide experience in this domain, which provided her with special talents and customers' trust in this domain, which made her start her own business in 2004. Abir used to work with her parents in this domain, when she had to quit school during elementary stages, to support her parents in their business for better production.
Today Abir is acquiring a loan from Kiva's field partner Al Majmoua, to buy necessary business tools to make her work easier, in addition to covering necessary family living needs.
She hopes that in the future she can open a special fishing nets sales shop, and develop her business.
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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