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Update on Mahmoud

Mahmoud is a 47-year-old, married man with four children. He sells chicken, a business he has been in for eight years. Mahmoud's customers approve of his good quality products.

To improve his business, Mahmoud requests a loan from KIVA partner Al Majmoua. He will use the loan to buy a new car for his business. The car will help Mahmoud transport requested products from wholesale stores to his shop. Mahmoud received a previous loan from Al Majmoua and it helped to increase his capital, which in turn led to his ability to respond to an increased number of customer needs. Mahmoud is in good standing as a borrower.

Previous Loan Details

Mahmoud is a 45-year-old married man living in Nabatieh with his wife and four children. He has sold chickens since 2005, and his clients all approve of his good-quality products. Mahmoud owns the only chicken store in his region so his clients are happy not to have to go to the nearby village t... More from Mahmoud's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 129
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,664,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Mahmoud to buy a car to transport wholesale chicken products to his shop for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2011
Nov 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012