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Samar is a 38-year-old woman who lives in the Bekaa, Lebanon. Samar has been selling household items and flowers for two years and a half. She requested a loan of 1000 US dollars from Al Majmoua in order to purchase merchandise for Valentine’s Day. This is the first time that Samar has requested a loan.

Her customers are her friends, family members, and neighbors. When she first started her business, she had difficulty finding customers. She decided on doing this business because she knows and likes doing handicrafts, accessories, and flowers arrangement.

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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
  • 58
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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 Samar to purchase merchandise for Valentine’s Day.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010