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Fatima is a 59-year-old, married woman, a mother of nine children whom she has been taking care of all of her life, since her husband left them and travelled abroad to provide them with the necessary standard of living.

She has been working at selling clothes and underwear since fifteen years ago, and she is well known in her region. She has a very good reputation.

Fatima is applying for her tenth loan cycle from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, in order to support the newly established home products business, through increasing the the items collection with newly released ones. Her previous loans helped her a lot in improving her business, and she was a good standing borrower too.

Fatima hopes to keep on developing her business, which reflects positively on both her social and financial living.

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
  • 146
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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 $1,500 helped Fatima to support her home products business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014