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Amina is a 30-year-old woman who lives in Bint Jbeil, southern Lebanon, with her husband and their child. Amin has owned a restaurant for two years. She requested a loan of 1000 US dollars from Al Majmoua in order to purchase merchandise for her restaurant. This is the first time that Amina has requested a loan.

Amina is special because she knows how to treat her clients. When she first started her business, she didn’t have the start-up capital. She decided on doing her business because she always wanted to open a restaurant and she always wanted to supplement her family’s income. In the future, she plans on improving her 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
  • 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 Amina amina will use the loan purchase merchandise for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 3, 2009
Mar 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010