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Ghada is a 48-year-old married woman and mother of three children.

18 years ago, Ghada opened her business specializing in selling souvenirs for special occasions, in addition to decorating special occasions chocolates, too. Ghada does so many handmade crafts and designs. She is talented in her domain and works hard on improving herself. Ghada helps her husband in making their living. He works polishing floor tiles and his business isn't good these days.

Ghada is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua to start early Valentine's Day preparations. She will increase her business capital with special Valentine's Day souvenirs and gifts. Ghada is a smart woman; she captures the best moments and occasions. She aims to expand her business and gain her customers' loyalty.

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
  • 48
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,472,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Ghada to increase her business capital with special valentine's day souvenirs and gifts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013