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Sanaa is a 45 years-old married woman and a mother to five children. She works selling clothes which helps her husband in covering their expenses, through the extra income she provides through her business.

Sanaa is a hardworking woman, who seeks perfection from her family and business at the same time.

Sanaa is requesting a loan from A. Majmoua, and this is her 10th cycle as an A. Majmoua-Kiva partner borrower, with a good standing history, in order to start a new business selling "abaya". Abayas are the loose, usually black, robes worn by Muslim women, especially in Arabic-speaking regions, covering the body from head to toe. The abayas are in high demand during Lebanon's summer season since most of the tourists are Arabs enjoying its beauty.

Sanaa also works sewing curtains. She really skilled in this domain and hopes to improve it in the coming days.

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
  • 30
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,522,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Sanaa to start a new business selling abayas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012