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Ghamilet is a 52-year-old woman who lives in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, with her husband and their child. Ghamilet has owned a grocery store for three years now. She sells candies, drinks, canned food like beans, tuna, corn, mushrooms, hot dogs, etc…

Ghamilet is special in her work because of her experience in sales, as well as her welcoming attitude with her customers. Her customers are her friends and neighbors. She requested a loan from Al Majmoua in order to purchase more merchandise for her store. Ghamilet has been a micro-credit client for eight years now and has always repaid on time.

When she first started her business, she had some financial issues purchasing all the necessary merchandise, but her previous loans allowed her to continually expand her stock and diversify her merchandise. She decided on doing her business because she wanted to have an independent job, as well as considering her experience. In the future, she plans on expanding her little store.

Additional Information

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
  • 52
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,320,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Ghamilet to purchase merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2010
Mar 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011