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Fatima is a 48-year-old married woman and mother of five children. In 2009, she opened her own small bakery which specializes in the Lebanese traditional saj manakish, offering several toppings upon customer request. Fatima was the first to open such a bakery in her region, which earned her customer loyalty and support.

This is Fatima's seventh cycle as an Al Majmoua borrower; all of her previous loans where invested in supporting her business and family. Today she will use the loan to buy flour, oil and raw materials at good prices to increase her business capital and income, she will also use part of the loan to buy a living room for her house.

She is very proud of what she has, and will make sure to keep her customers satisfied.

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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
  • 150
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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 buy flour, oil and raw materials at good prices to increase her business capital and income.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2013
Apr 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014