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Jina is 33 years old and lives in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, with her husband. She has been running a sewing business for almost two years. She works from her house, repairing all type of clothes, and also making clothes, scarves, cushions covers and more. When Jina first started her business, she didn’t face difficulties. She decided to start her business because of her experience – she has been sewing from an early age and likes her work. Jina is successful because she sews well and knows how to treat her customers, who are mostly friends and neighbors.

Jina is requesting a loan from Kiva partner, Al Majmoua, in order to purchase a new sewing machine for work. This is the first time that she has requested a loan. In the future, she plans on expanding her work, possibly by opening a sewing factory.

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
  • 133
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,215,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jina to purchase a new sewing machine for work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2010
Mar 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011