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Ibtihaj is a 33-year-old married woman and mother of four children. She has been working in the food business since two years ago. She is a hardworking woman who puts in so much effort to provide her family with the necessary needs. That's why she always needs an external support to better improve her business to increase her income.

Ibtihaj is applying for a loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, to help her husband start a new business to increase the family's income and improve their living. She will also support her business through buying necessary merchandise for her store, especially for the coming spring and summer seasons.

She hopes that this loan will be a good step forward for improving her family's social and financial living.

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
  • 51
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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 $2,300 helped Ibtihaj to help her husband start a new business, as well as buy necessary merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Mar 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014