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Jul 1, 2016 4:33 PM ET

Archived: Lebanon: A portion of Love Group’s $4,400 loan helps a member to pay her children’s school tuition fees.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 1, 2016

Love Group

Beirut, Lebanon / Primary/secondary school costs
Borrower image

Love Group’s story

Irma is the featured borrower of the Love Group. She got together with the other group members to acquire a loan from Kiva’s field partner, Al Majmoua, because they have been friends since they left their hometown in the Philippines to work in Lebanon for a better income to support their beloved ones back home.

Irma is a 63-year-old widowed mother of four children who traveled to Lebanon and started working as a housemaid to cover the needs and expenses of her family. Today, Irma is acquiring a loan from Kiva’s field partner, Al Majmoua, to pay her children’s school tuition fees.

Irma is the second on the left. Sally is the first on the right, and Carmela is the first on the left, Josephine is the second lady on the right, and Clarita is the lady standing in the middle.

In this group: Sally, Irma, Carmela, Josephine, Clarita
*not pictured





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This loan is special because:

It gives opportunity to marginalized groups to improve their businesses.


Lev Plaves
Kiva staff


More about this loan

This loan is specifically designed for Al Majmoua’s underserved clients, namely non-Lebanese who have come to Lebanon to find work. These communities, often from the Philippines, have been marginalized by Lebanese society and do not enjoy the same opportunities in the work, educational, and health fields. By funding this loan, you are helping these individuals improve their businesses and provide for their families.

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.



A portion of Love Group’s $4,400 loan helps a member to pay her children’s school tuition fees.




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