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Salma is 44 years old and works selling fruits and vegetables. She has three years of experience in this line of work. She likes her work and stands out in her field since she is the only woman working in it in her area. She is married and has two children. She would like to secure a good future and a respectable life for her children. With a loan from al-Majmoua, she would like to buy new goods for her store including seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as support the side of her business in which she sells coal. She has a great love for her work because it enables her to rely on herself and provide a good education for her children. This is all the more important since she is the one who financially supports her family. She is diligent in her work, and she is known among her neighbors and her customers for her attention to detail and for her low prices which everyone can pay.
سلمى عمرها 44 سنة تعمل في بيع الخضار والفواكه لها في عملها 3سنوات تحب عملها وهي متميزة بالعمل حيث انها المرأة الوحيدة في منطقتها تعمل في هذا المجال هي امرأة متزوجة ولها ولدان تحب ان تؤمن لهم المستقبل الجيد والعيش الكريم تريد من خلال طلب قرض من المجموعة الى شراء بضاعة جديدة خضروات وفواكه موسمية ودعم مصلحة بيع الفحم لها حب كبير للعمل حيث انها تتمكن ان تؤمن التعليم الجيد لأولادها وان تعتمد على نفسها خاصة في ظل انها هي التي تقوم بالصرف على عائلتها فهي مثابرة مجدة وتتميز بين جيرانها وزبائنها بالدقة في العمل والاسعار الرخيصة المناسبة للجميع

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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
  • 62
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Salma to buy seasonal fruits and vegetables and coal to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 29, 2011
May 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012