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Zahra is a 55-year-old widow who works for her own living, with no one to help her in her living.

She has worked as a tailor for 26 years. She is very talented in her domain and has customers' trust and support.

Zahra is looking forward to adding new products to her business. She wants to buy blankets and towels, to make special tailoring and sewing designs on them, and then sell them with new designs that will attract customers' attention.

That's why she applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development. It will be her twelfth loan cycle for improving her business.

Her previous loans helped her a lot in expanding her business and developing it. At the same time, she was a borrower in good-standing. Zahra hopes to keep on replying to customers' needs and developing her business.

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
  • 135
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,174,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,100 helped Zahra to add new products to her tailoring business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014