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Fatima is a 25-year-old, single woman who has been working in the beauty field for 12 years. Fatima was only 13 years old when she first started working to help her parents in making their living and improving their income.

In 2010, Fatima started her own business and she is very proud of herself because she made this step forward.

To improve any business these days, everyone needs an external push. Fatima chose a youth loan provided by Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development, to be this external push. The loan will be be invested in a training fair Fatima would like to attend to improve her skills and in buying necessary tools and beauty cosmetics to develop her business as much as she can, to keep on attracting new customers.

Additional Information

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
  • 133
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,215,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Fatima to attend a beauty fair to improve her skills and to buy necessary cosmetics and tools for her beauty business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Mar 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014