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Ghassan is a 34-year-old man who lives in Bint Jbeil, southern Lebanon with his wife and their three children. Ghassan has been working as a builder since 1995. When he first started his business, he had to face the competition, especially since he didn’t have a lot of networking. He also had some financial issues. Ghassan is special in his work because he is known for his good work. He requested a loan from Al Majmoua in order to purchase tools for his work. This is the first time that Ghassan has requested a loan. His clients are his friends, neighbors and people from his region. In the future, he plans on expanding his business by working in the surrounding villages.

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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
  • 82
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,078,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,504.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Ghassan to purchase tools for his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010