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Rabih is a 27-year-old married man and the father of two children.

He works in the construction business and has specialized in cement work since 2000. He was only 15 years old when he started doing this kind of work, whereas he was even younger when he used to work in car body repair to help his family make their living.

Just like every Palestinian living in Lebanon, they don't have a lot of working choices especially inside the camp, so in order to improve his family's living conditions, Rabih started working in repairing car bodies from home in a small place next to his house. To improve this job, Rabih applied for a YOUTH LOAN from Kiva partner Al Majmoua, in order to buy the necessary machines and tools required for this business.

He is working hard to provide his children and family with the best education and living conditions possible. He hopes to open his own car repair shop to expand his work place and increase his income.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is under age 30. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

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
  • 125
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,359,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Rabih to start a new business, in order to buy the necessary machines and tools required for this business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013