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Marie is a 50-year-old married woman with two children. Marie has worked as a tailor for 20 years and in 2009 she started her own business. Marie intended to do so because she was working hard to be independent and to provide a more comfortable life for her family.

Her sewing machines aren't modern and updated, but through a loan she's requesting from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, Marie will be capable of buying a special sewing machine in addition to a tailoring stand and necessary tailoring tools. These will definitely help in improving her quality and quantity of work.

Marie has been an Al Majmoua borrower for four consecutive cycles, and all of them reflected positively on her social and financial situation. She is also a good borrower that Al Majmoua is proud to deal with. Marie hopes to open her own atelier as soon as possible.

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
  • 129
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,190,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Marie to buy a special tailoring machine, a sewing stand and necessary sewing tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2011
Jun 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012