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Issam is a 47 years old married man who lives in Nabatieh with his wife and four kids. He has worked as a blacksmith for 27 years. Issam is requesting a loan from Al Majmoua for the fourth time, in order to buy extra iron for his industry. Issam’s clients believe in his good quality of work, and he hopes to expand his business in the future and open a big factory that can ensure a good living and education for his family members.

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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 $1,000 helped Issam to buy iron.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011