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Ali is a 40-year-old married man from Lebanon. He has three people living in his household. He has a business polishing cars. He has been operating this business since 1999 and has been working in the field for 21 years. He is proud of his fast and high quality services. He notes that he has faced some challenges in developing his business due to the war in Lebanon and lack of adequate financing.

He is requesting a loan from Al Majmoua, a Kiva partner. He plans to use the loan to make improvements to his house, specifically painting it. He believes that these improvements will have a positive impact on his family. This will be his second loan from Al Majmoua.

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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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,495,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,501.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Ali to make improvements to his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2010
May 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011