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Jalal is a 47-year-old married father of five children who has been working as a car mechanic for sixteen years. He is a Palestinian Refugee, living and working in a Palestinian refugee camp with limited access to several working sectors.

Jalal is acquiring his thirteenth loan cycle from Kiva partner Al Majmoua, in order to buy some necessary things he needs to develop his business, since he provides car mechanic services. He also sells used spare parts for cars, which is an additional income business helpful to support his family's income and cover their needs. Jalal hopes to expand his business in the future so that he can cover his family's needs since four of his children are enrolled in a public school.

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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
  • 175
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,477,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $2,000 helped Jalal to buy necessary things for his car mechanic business.
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 28, 2014