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Total loan: $700
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Hassan

Lebanon
Tyre, Lebanon / Cafe

A loan of $700 helped to purchase merchandise for a coffee shop.


Hassan's story

Hassan is an 18-year-old man who lives in Tyre, Southern Lebanon. Hassan has owned a coffee shop for a year. He also serves narguileh (also known as shisha in Egypt). Narguileh is an ancient tradition enjoyed by the people of the Middle East. A tall (or short) water pipe is used to smoke fruit-flavored tobacco. Narguileh is enjoyed in cafes across the Middle East and is beginning to gain popularity in the US, Europe and other countries. Hassan also has a billiard table for those who want to play.

Hassan requested a loan of $700 US from Al Majmoua in order to purchase merchandise for his shop. This is the first time that Hassan has requested a loan. Hassan is special in his work because he knows how to treat his clients and clients feel comfortable going to his coffee shop. His clients are his friend, neighbors and others. When he first started his business, he didn’t face difficulties. Hassan decided on this business because he wanted to work independently and he has always wanted to have a coffee shop. In the future, he plans on expanding his business.



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: July 20, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: July 20, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development