Lina is a 33-year-old woman who lives with her husband in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. Lina has been a seamstress for two years. She both repairs and sells clothes.
Lina's customers say that she is a talented and capable seamstress. Her clients include her friends, neighbors, and others. Lina started her business because she needed to improve her financial situation and help supplement her family’s income.
Lina has requested a loan of 1000 US dollars from Al Majmoua to purchase additional clothes to sell and sewing supplies. This is the first time that Lina has requested a loan. In the future, she plans to improve and expand 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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