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Jamila is a 61-year-old married woman, and mother of three. She has been working as a baker since 1995, baking Saj bread, which is a typical Traditional Lebanese bread. This lengthy experience helped her in gaining customers' trust and having her name well known in the region.

Jamila is a hard working woman, with a very good reputation. She applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, in order to increase her business capital with a special discount for flour and oils requested. Jamila will also help her son in his marriage preparations and needs.

Jamila has been an Al Majmoua borrower for ten consecutive cycles; all of her previous loans helped a lot to improve her business and increase her income.

Most of her customers say that her Manakish, which is also a Lebanese traditional breakfast sandwich similar to pizza but folded with special thyme, cheese, or minced meat toppings, have the best taste ever in the region.

She hopes to stay in a good health, and to keep on improving her business as much as she can.

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
  • 50
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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 $2,700 helped Jamila to increase her business capital with a special discount for flour and oils requested.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Nov 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014