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Sally is a 24-year-old single girl who started working in the art business ten years ago. Sally started her own business with the help of her parents very early. It was her hobby and her parents helped by improving it. At the same time, they helped her to continue her school education and now she is enjoying her graphic design university studies.

Sally draws and paints on glass and she also makes special events souvenirs. She is very talented in her business and all of her customers are happy dealing with her.

Sally is improving her business a lot. That's why she applied for a Youth Loan from Kiva partner, Al Majmoua, in order to buy necessary colors and glass necessary for her business, in addition to paying her university educational fees.

Sally's business is inside her parents’ house. She hopes to open her own shop in the future.

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More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is under age 30. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

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
  • 32
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,505,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Sally to buy necessary colors and glass necessary for her business, in addition to paying her university educational fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2012
May 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013