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Update on Wisam

Wisam is a 40-year-old single woman. For the past seven years, she has been selling cotton clothing, lingerie, pajamas, and blankets. Wisam is a hard worker who continuously improves her business. She proves to others that she is capable of handling any obstacle she might face, both in running her business and in her personal life. Wisam has introduced her customers to different items and has become an expert in meeting customer requests.

Wisam is requesting her forth loan from the Kiva partner Al Majmoua to purchase clothing to increase her spring and summer collections. She used her previous loans to expand her bridal lingerie and underwear selections. In the future, Wisam hopes to open a large specialized wedding dress shop.

Previous Loan Details

Wisam is 38 years old and single. For the past five years, she has worked selling cotton clothes, lingerie, pajamas, and blankets. Wisam works hard to continually improve her business. She is a woman who likes to prove to others that she is capable of handling all the obstacles she might face run... More from Wisam's previous loan »

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.

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
  • 62
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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 $3,000 helped Wisam to purchase clothing to increase her spring and summer collections.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2013
Mar 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014