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Samia is a 33-year-old married woman from Lebanon who has two children. Since 2002, she has been working as a hairdresser and doing makeup. She also does hair removal and other beauty care. She notes that she is well known in her region, and that her clients feel comfortable coming to her because she is always aware of trendy fashions.

Today, for the second time, Samia has requested a loan from Al Majmoua to purchase tools needed for her business. Her previous loan allowed her to improve her work by always having the latest merchandise. In the future, she hopes to keep on improving and expanding her business.

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
  • 73
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,502.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Samia to purchase tools needed for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2010
Jul 5, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011