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Clair is a 43-year-old woman who lives in Bourj El Barajneh, in the southern suburbs of Lebanon. Clair owns a lottery shop. She requested a loan of 2000 US dollars from Al Majmoua in order to expand her business by purchasing merchandise because she wants to open a grocery store.

This is the first time that Clair has requested a loan. Clair is special in her work because she is the only one in her region. Her clients are her friends, neighbors, and people from her region. Clair decided on doing her work because she took after her father, who did this work. In the future, she plans on expanding her business.

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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
  • 127
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,640,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Clair to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2009
Apr 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010