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Rabiaa is a 57-year-old widow, the mother of two children. She is responsible for their lives, since her husband passed away. She started twelve years ago, working as a salesperson to improve her family's living conditions. Rabiaa is taking out a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua to start her own new business, selling clothes, which will surely improve her family's socioeconomic situation. Rabiaa will start doing business from her house and will market her clothes to neighbors and friends. She might also use the door-to-door technique to widen her working zone. She hopes that, one day, she'll be financially capable of handling the expenses of opening a clothes shop of her own and settling in her own business.

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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
  • 52
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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 $1,800 helped Rabiaa to start her own new business, selling clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 1, 2013
Sep 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014