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Faress is a 47-year-old man who lives in Saida, southern Lebanon with his wife and their 11 children. Faress has been selling fruits and vegetables since 1995. He requested a loan of 1000 US dollars from Al Majmoua, Kiva's partner, in order to purchase merchandise for his work. Faress has been a microcredit client for five years now and has always paid on time.

His previous loan helped him improve his work. His clients can be anybody. When he first started, he didn’t face difficulty. Faress decided on doing his work because he wants to improve his family’s income. In the future, he plans on improving his business.

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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
  • 37
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Faress faress will use the loan to purchase merchandise for his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 7, 2009
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010