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Mahdi is a 20-year-old single man who has worked in water distribution since 2009. He owns a tractor that he uses for many different agricultural needs. He transports water for irrigation, plows land, and spreads pesticides to prevent insects from ruining crops.

Mahdi applied for a youth loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua in order to buy necessary tools for his tractor that will help him to pray pesticides easily. Mahdi is young and energetic. He is ambitious and looking forward to expanding his business more and more by buying accessories for his tractor.

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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
  • 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 $1,200 helped Mahdi to buy necessary tools for his tractor to help in spraying pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014