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Khodour is a 43-year-old man who lives in Tyre, Southern Lebanon, with his wife and their three children. Khodour has been working as a blacksmith for three years. When he first started his work, he didn’t face any difficulty except making himself known to the public. He decided on this business because of his experience, since he learned it when he was young. He used to watch his dad working and started showing interest in the business. He requested a loan from Al Majmoua in order to purchase electrical wires for his work. This is the first time that Khodour has requested a loan.

His clients are people from his region. In the future, he plans on improving his work.

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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
  • 132
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,176,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,500 helped Khodour to purchase electrical wires for his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012