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Houda has been working as a hairdresser. Houda is outstanding in her work because she knows how to treat her clients and is aware of new hairstyles. Her clients are her friends and neighbors. When she first started her business, she didn’t have startup capital. She decided on this business to take advantage of her experience.

Houda is a 45-year-old woman who lives in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, with her husband and their four children. She requested a loan of $1700 US from Al Majmoua in order to purchase new tools for her work. This is her second loan cycle and she has always repaid on time. 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
  • 32
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,527,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,700 helped Houda to purchase new tools for her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 18, 2009
Sep 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010