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Najla is a 56-year-old widow and the mother of three children. She is a very responsible and hardworking woman who does everything to provide her children the best standard of living ever. Najla works in agriculture, planting vegetables such as cucumbers, white peas and tobacco.

Najla had hard times when her husband died, as she was responsible for raising her three children. She has worked in agriculture since 1986. To increase her income and to cover her children's expenses, Najla is planning to open a grocery store. She has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, to help her cover all the opening and preparation expenses.

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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 $1,000 helped Najla to open a new business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2011
Jun 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012