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Mahmoud, age 47, runs a grocery store, which he opened in 2007. He and his wife have four children. Mahmoud sells many specially-requested goods in his store at good prices. Mahmoud is a hard-working man who is well-known in the region for his good reputation and his special customer service.

Mahmoud insists on selling his products at good prices, which is why he has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua, in order to increase his merchandise with special-offer products.

He believes that his business has only just begun and that he can expand his business more and more through expanding his merchandise offerings to start a wholesale trade in the future. He also intends to open a new branch.

Mahmoud is working hard to make sure that his family is are living healthfully and he is doing his best to meet their needs.

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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
  • 131
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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 $1,200 helped Mahmoud to increase his merchandise offerings with special-offer products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013