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Moustafa, age 30, crafts specially-made carpets to earn an income. He has eight years of experience in this domain. He started his own business in 2011 and is dedicated to developing his enterprise in order to meet his family's needs. He is a Palestinian refugee born in Lebanon. He and his wife have three children.

Moustafa has developed a strong reputation and has devoted his efforts to managing and expanding his business. He is applying for a youth loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua and intends to use his loan funds to increase his business merchandise with specially-made carpets for the winter season. He will also buy necessary tools and materials used in the knitting process.

Moustafa is a hard worker who puts a great deal of effort into developing his business, responding to customer demand, and improving his family's socioeconomic situation.

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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
  • 130
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,640,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Moustafa to increase his business merchandise with specially-made carpets for the winter season, as well as buying necessary tools and materials used in the knitting process.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014