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Mansour is 61 years old and lives with his wife and three children in Saida, southern Lebanon. Mansour has been working as a fisherman since 1970. He requested a loan of $1000 USD from Kiva partner, Al Majmoua, in order to purchase a fishing net and do some maintenance work on his boat. This is the first time that Mansour has requested a loan.

Mansour enjoys his work. When he first started his business, he didn’t have a lot of cash. He set up as a fisherman because he learnt the skill when he was young and therefore had lots of experience. In the future, he plans on improving his business.

Additional Information

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
  • 42
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,495,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mansour to purchase a fishing net and do some maintenance work on his boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2009
Aug 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010