Total loan: $1,200

Galema Group

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Dora, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon / Housing

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A loan helped to pay for her house renovation in order to provide her children a good place to live.

Galema Group's story

Maria is a 38-year-old married, Filipino mother of three children residing in Lebanon. She is the featured borrower of a group loan, Galema Group, consisting of two Filipino women who are standing together to improve their families' living conditions. She has been working in domestic services for the past ten years to provide her children with basic living needs.

Maria got together with her friend Jonalyn to acquire a loan from Kiva's field partner, Al Majmoua, to pay for her house renovations in order to provide her children a good place to live.

She hopes to be able always to provide her family with all their needs to live a decent life until she is able to return to her homeland in the future.

Jonalyn is the lady wearing a white shirt on the right-side of the picture and Maria is the lady sitting on the left-side wearing a red jacket.