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Total loan: $1,100
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Oumran

Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon / Entertainment

A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase 'narguileh' (water pipes) and coal for his work.


Oumran's story

Oumran is a 26-year-old man who lives in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, with his wife and their two children. Oumran has been selling “narguileh” and coal. A narguileh (also known as 'shisha' in Egypt) is an ancient tradition enjoyed by the people of the Middle East. This 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. Oumran is special in his work because he knows how to treat his customers. His clients are his friends, neighbors and tourists. He requested a loan from Al Majmoua in order to purchase 'narguileh' and coal for his work. This is the first time that Oumran has requested a loan.

When Oumran first started his business, he didn’t face difficulties. He decided on doing his business because he wanted to have an independent work. In the future, he plans on expanding his business.



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: November 11, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: November 11, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development