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Sabah is a 52-year-old married woman and a mother of one child. She has been preparing the delicious, traditional Lebanese Breakfast Mankousheh (dough with several different toppings such as thyme, cheese or meat served folded) for twenty years. Eight years ago she started her own business to improve her family’s living conditions.

Her son is her life; she is sacrificing her whole life for his education and responding to his needs. She is applying for a loan from Kiva’s partner, Al Majmoua, in order to pay for his university fees.

Sabah is well-known in her region due to the special taste of her products (they are baked over a burning wood-oven). Her Mankousheh is highly requested by customers and recommended to other to try.

She hopes to keep on developing her business in a good way and responding to her customers' needs.

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
  • 43
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,495,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sabah to pay for her son's university fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014