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Sobhiya is a 54-year-old mother of four precious children. She has been working with her husband in running their own ice cream and juice selling business for seventeen years.

Sobhiya is a hard worker who puts much effort into developing her family's socioeconomic situation. Her acquired loan will be invested in increasing her business merchandise with special ice cream raw materials that she will get at very competitive prices during this season which will increase her income automatically.

She has future plans. Sobhiya plans to buy more freezers and will increase her production to start up an ice cream wholesale trade in nearby villages, It will take a lot of time to start this plan, but Sobhiya is determined to start it.

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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
  • 59
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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 $2,000 helped Sobhiya to expand her business by buying seasonal raw materials for special ice cream.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014