Update on HelmiHelmi is a 49-year-old married father of three children. He has been selling shoes in his own shop since 1998. Helmi has a very good reputation in his region as a hard worker and a trustworthy person.
Helmi is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua to pay for his child's university fees.
He has had four loan cycles with Al Majmoua and he invested his previous cycle in paying for his child's university fees.
Helmi is very impressed with the results he obtained with his loans especially that he is capable of achieving one of his biggest personal goals which is to provide the best education for his children.
He hopes to continue improving his business to provide his family with financial support.
Previous Loan DetailsHelmi is a 48-year-old married man who is the father of three children. For the past 22 years, he has been selling shoes and he opened his own shop in 1998. Helmi is a man with a very good reputation in his region as a hard worker and a trustful person. Helmi is requesting a loan from Kiva… More from Helmi's previous loan »
About Al Majmoua – Lebanese Association for DevelopmentThe 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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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