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Abd is a 41-year-old man who lives in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, with his wife and their five children. Abd sells “falafel” sandwiches. Falafel is a fried ball or patty made from spiced chickpeas and/or fava beans. Originally from Egypt, falafel is a popular form of fast food in the Middle East, where it is also served as a mezze (hors d'oeuvres).

Abd is special in his work because he is known for his sandwiches. His clients are his friends, neighbors and tourists. He requested a loan from Al Majmoua in order to purchase raw materials for his work.

Abd has been a microcredit client for ten years now and has always paid on time. His previous loans allowed him to continually improve his work. When he first started his business, he didn’t face difficulties. He decided on doing his business because he wanted to have independent work, and he opened a falafel place because it is one of his favorite foods. In the future, he plans on expanding his 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
  • 143
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Abd to purchase raw materials for his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2010
Mar 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011