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Total loan: $2,700

Leila Group

Hermel, Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon / Health

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A loan helped to pay for her medical expenses.

Leila Group's story

Zeinab, Souhaila and Itab are the members of a loan group, Leila Group, who are striving to improve their families' living conditions. In the picture, the borrowers are shown in Souhaila's store as follows: Itab is the lady on the right of the picture, Zeinab is the lady in the middle and Souhaila is the lady on the left. Zeinab is the featured borrower.

Zeinab is a 58-year-old married Lebanese mother of a big family of eight children. For 15 years, she has been running her own store, selling dairy products to cover her family's expenses.

Zeinab got along with the rest of the group members to acquire a loan from Kiva’s field partner Al Majmoua to pay for her medical expenses.

The hardworking mother wishes to develop her business and increase her income to offer her big family a decent life.