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Ibtissam is a 30-year-old married mother of two children. She is a Palestinian refugee, who works hard for her living. Ibtissam is working hard to develop and run a clothes and shoe shop inside the Palestinian camp she is living. Ibtissam is acquiring a YOUTH loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua to increase her business merchandise with a focus on special winter needs. She wants to diversify her products and respond to her customers’ needs and requests. She will increase her clothes capital with newly released items for the coming Christmas and winter season. She will also start selling winter blankets and mattresses to expand her working sector.
This loan will provide her with a wide range of items that will help her in developing her business and covering her family's socioeconomic situation.
Ibtissam hopes that in the future she can expand her workplace and move to a larger one in the future. She is planning to provide her children with a better living and a brighter future.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is under age 30. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

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
  • 83
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,267,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,800 helped Ibtissam to purchase winter shoes, newly released clothing items, winter blankets and mattresses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2013
Dec 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014