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Siham is a 57 year old widowed woman and mother of one child. She works selling coffee in a nearby school. Siham started this work in 1995, after her husband’s death, in order to raise her only daughter and to insure a secure life. Siham is proud of herself and of what she achieved until now

This is her sixth loan with Al Majmoua and she’s requesting a loan in order to buy necessary merchandise for her business. She hopes to open a coffee shop in the future as she likes this 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
  • 74
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Siham to buy merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2010
Sep 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 16, 2011