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Jamila is a 59-year-old married mother of two children. She has made special Saj bread for the past ten years. Her customers enjoy eating her special baked Traditional Saj bread, which they describe as baked with love, giving it this special taste.

Jamila is a hard working woman, and she insists on providing the best quality to her customers at the best price, too. Jamila is requesting a loan from Al Majmoua-KIVA partner, in order to buy necessary merchandise at good prices to provide the best quality food.

This is Jamila's ninth cycle as Al Majmoua borrower, with a perfect loan repayment history. All her previous loans had a positive effect on her business and social situation as she is also working hard to help her son to improve his living conditions and build his dream future house.

Jamila hopes to expand her shop and to increase the quantity of products she provides.

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
  • 31
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,527,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Jamila to buy the necessary merchandise that will allow her to provide the best quality food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 7, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012