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Mehsna
Mehsna is a 52 year old woman who lives in the Bekaa with her husband and their seven children. She has owned a grocery store for five years. She also sells sweets and mankoucheh. A mankoucheh looks like a folded pizza, most common toppings are zaatar (thyme), jebneh (cheese) and lahm bi ajin (minced meat). You can eat it anytime of the day, but somehow it tastes better in the morning. Mehsna has requested a loan of 700 US dollars from Al Majmoua in order to purchase merchandise for her store. This is the first time that Mehsna has requested a loan.
Her clients are her friends and neighbors. In the future, she plans on expanding her business and opening a restaurant.

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.

About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $15,795,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Mehsna mehsna will use the loan to purchase merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 5, 2009
Listed
Feb 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 16, 2010