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Oumran is a 26-year-old man who lives in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, with his wife and their two children. Oumran has been selling “narguileh” and coal. A narguileh (also known as 'shisha' in Egypt) is an ancient tradition enjoyed by the people of the Middle East. This tall (or short) water pipe is used to smoke fruit-flavored tobacco.

Narguileh is enjoyed in cafes across the Middle East and is beginning to gain popularity in the US, Europe and other countries. Oumran is special in his work because he knows how to treat his customers. His clients are his friends, neighbors and tourists. He requested a loan from Al Majmoua in order to purchase 'narguileh' and coal for his work. This is the first time that Oumran has requested a loan.

When Oumran first started his business, he didn’t face difficulties. He decided on doing his business because he wanted to have an independent work. In the future, he plans on expanding his business.

Additional Information

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
  • 127
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,571,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Oumran to purchase 'narguileh' (water pipes) and coal for his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010