A loan of $400 helped purchase of accessories for the handicraft work and material for the "crochet".


Jamile's story

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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