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Mariam is a 48-year-old married woma and mother of 3 children. She started working as a tailor 18 years ago to provide her family with good and healthy living. Mariam is a hardworking woman, she started her business from home because of the lack of money she was facing, and because she thought it's the best place to be next to her beloved family members to take good care of them and finish the requested work at the same time. She is a talented woman with very good experience and her business has improved a lot through the increase in the number of customers she has gained over time.

Mariam is a woman with a good reputation. She does her best to improve her business and wants to update her machines. She has requested a loan from A. Majmoua to buy two professionA. tailoring machines. These will help her finish the requested work in a short period of time with the best quality.

Mariam hopes to open a tailoring shop in the future. She believes that when her business grows more, she has to expand to a bigger place to gain more customers.

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
  • 61
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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 Mariam buy two sewing machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013