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Manal is a 28-year-old young married woman living with her husband and their three children in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon.

In order to help with her family’s expenses, Manal opened a beauty salon in a room of her home where she offers beauty services like hairdressing, make-up, hair removal and more to her clients. She has become well-known in her region and her clients feel comfortable coming to her.

With the loan she has requested, Manal plans to expand her home business by purchasing additional equipment and products; for example, she plans to buy new beauty products. She says that her business productivity and income will both increase as a result since she will be able to attract new clients.

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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
  • 142
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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 $2,000 helped Manal to purchasing additional equipment and products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 7, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011