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Total loan: $1,350


Bint Jbeil, Nabatieh, Lebanon / Services

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A loan helped To purchase tools needed for her business.

Samia's story

Samia is a 33-year-old married woman from Lebanon who has two children. Since 2002, she has been working as a hairdresser and doing makeup. She also does hair removal and other beauty care. She notes that she is well known in her region, and that her clients feel comfortable coming to her because she is always aware of trendy fashions. Today, for the second time, Samia has requested a loan from Al Majmoua to purchase tools needed for her business. Her previous loan allowed her to improve her work by always having the latest merchandise. In the future, she hopes to keep on improving and expanding her business.