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Apr 10, 2017 7:05 PM ET

Lebanon: Ibtissam: A loan of $1,500 helps to purchase new supplies and products so she can improve her Mouneh business .

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 10, 2017


Marjeyoun, Lebanon / Food Production/Sales
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A loan of $1,500 helps to purchase new supplies and products so she can improve her Mouneh business .

Ibtissam’s story

Ibtissam is a 46-year-old married mother of one. She is a Syrian refugee who fled the war in Syria and came to Lebanon back when the war started. In order to help her husband with house expenses, she started her own business in Mouneh (preparation of preservable traditional Lebanese food) two years ago and has been working so hard to improve it further. She is a first-time borrower from Kiva’s field partner, Al Majmoua, and wishes to use this refugee entrepreneur loan in order to purchase new supplies and products for her Mouneh business. By contributing to this loan, you would be offering Ibtissam a great help so she can improve her business and family’s living conditions.

This loan is special because:

It gives opportunity to Syrian refugees who have fled the war in Syria. 

Lev Plaves
Kiva staff

More about this loan

This loan provides Syrian refugees currently living in Lebanon access to financial services that are denied to them through traditional sources and micro-finance institutions. Al Majmoua provides these loans to individuals and groups. The group loans use an innovative structure that connects both refugees and Lebanese nationals to increase collaboration and lower discrimination between the two. By supporting this loan, you are helping Syrian refugees, one of the most marginalized individuals in Lebanon, develop their businesses, provide for their families and integrate into the Lebanese society.

About Al Majmoua:

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.

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