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Update on Zahra

Zahra is a 22-year-old single woman, who has been working as a hairdresser for the past six years. In 2008, she opened her own beauty salon to develop her business, and attract new customers. Zahra was only 16-years-old when she started working, to help her parents in making their living.

She is applying for a YOUTH LOAN from Kiva's Partner Al Majmoua, in order to buy a tattoo machine with all the necessary inks and needles needed. This machine will improve her business a lot and it will surely increase her income. Tattoos are highly requested among her customers, and she makes sure to respond to their needs as much as she can.

This is Zahra's fourth cycle as Al Majmoua borrower with a good standing payment history.

Previous Loan Details

Zahra is a 19 years old single lady from Tyre, with 4 years of experience working as a makeup artist. Zahra is requesting a loan from Al Majmoua for two reasons; she needs to buy a professional hair dryer chair, in addition to beauty cosmetics and tools; Zahra also wants to pay for her brother’s... More from Zahra's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,527,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Zahra to buy a tattoo machine with the necessary inks and needles needed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013