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Elham is a 51-year-old married mother of two. She has been working in her convenience store since seven years ago to help her beloved husband in making their living and developing their socioeconomic situation.

Elham sells tinned food, fruits, vegetables, sweets and beverages. She is also specialized in preparing cooked food and selling a daily dish that attracts a lot of employed single men who live alone and request a healthy food.

Elham is applying for a loan from Kiva partner, Al Majmoua, to increase her merchandise with special offer products. She hopes to develop her business and start a catering service company in the future.

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
  • 37
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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 $1,000 helped Elham to increase her merchandise with special offer products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2013
Jul 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014