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Abbass is a 42-year-old married man and father of five children. Abbass has been working in vehicle repairs for 20 years; this long experience gave him his customers' trust and support.

Abbass is a hardworking man, well-known in his region. In 2010, Abbass opened his own garage. This step forward was an excellent one to take for his family's increase in income and for improving their living conditions.

Abbass applied for a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua in order to buy a used car with a special price to fix, sell and make a good profit. This kind of business will increase his income, and will also open for him a new business trend to invest in.

He hopes to expand his business more and more in the future and to attract new customers.

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
  • 142
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,500 helped Abbass to buy a car with a special price to repair and sell.
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 2, 2012
May 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 3, 2012