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Eliana is a 47-year-old, married woman. She has been working in the photography business for twenty years.

In 2010, Eliana started to work for her own benefit. She is working hard to develop and improve her business to help her husband to increase their income and improve their living. Eliana enjoys her business a lot and she puts as much effort as she can into developing it.

Eliana is applying for her fourth cycle loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development, in order to buy new, updated cameras and machines necessary for her business development. Her previous loan helped her a lot to open her own studio, which was an important step forward to attract more customers.

Eliana's husband supports her a lot and encourages her to continue to develop her business because he is proud of her and her talent. Eliana hopes to keep on improving herself and developing 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
  • 53
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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 $2,000 helped Eliana to buy new, updated cameras and machines for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2012
Dec 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014