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Jamile is a 39-year-old married woman, mother of 3 children, living in the village of Baalechmey in the rural area of the Chouf. Jamile specializes in crochet work and the creation of "faux-bijoux" that she usually sells in the city of Aley, not far from her village, or while participating in local exhibitions. Her husband and her daughters love to help her when they have free time.

Jamile is part of a group with other women. Group lending is based on incremental increase of the loan amount and group solidarity to guarantee repayment. The strength of the group loan is that it encourages the collaborative approach in the borrowing community. The group loan is a very powerful tool towards economic empowerment of women.

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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 $400 helped Jamile purchase of accessories for the handicraft work and material for the "crochet".
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 7, 2007
Sep 22, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 1, 2008