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Samira is a 51-year-old woman who lives in Aley, Mount Lebanon with her husband and their three children. Samira has been working as a seamstress for ten years. She requested a loan of $1000 US dollars from Al Majmoua, Kiva's partner, in order to purchase thread for her work. This is the first time that Samira has requested a loan.

Samira is special in her work because she knows how to treat her clients, and she is also good at her work. Her clients are her friends and neighbors. When she first started her business, she had difficulty building her startup capital. Samira decided on doing her business because of her experience, as well as the fact that she always liked sewing. In the future, she plans on expanding her store.

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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
  • 72
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Samira samira will use the loan to purchase thread for her work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2009
Jul 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009