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Fatima is a 55-year-old married woman from Tyre, Lebanon, who is the mother of a single child.

Since 1999, Fatima has worked in the distillation of herbs. Other than her husband’s work, it’s her main source of income and she helps him in supporting the family.

This is Fatima’s fourth loan. She’s requesting the loan in order to buy special herbs and flowers and bottles necessary to save the distilled herbs. Her clients are her neighbors, relatives, friends and friends of friends, or anyone interested in such industry.

Fatima is an expert in her work, and that’s what’s keeping her strong in the market. She hopes to open her own factory to produce her products under a registered trademark.

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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
  • 86
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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 Fatima to buy special herbs, flowers and bottles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2010
Sep 5, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011