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Ali, age 23, is a barber. He opened his barber shop in 2006, and he enjoys his work. He considers it a good source of income for himself and his family, which is why he puts forth a great deA. of effort toward improving his business. He aims to invest solidly in his business for the future. Ali and his wife have one child.

Ali is requesting his third loan from A. Majmoua, a Kiva partner, in order to increase his inventory of the beauty products he uses and sells in his shop, such as hair treatments, gel, aftershave, and severA. other items most frequently requested by his customers.

Ali dreams of a strong future for his family. He is also helping his parents by providing funds to continue building their house. His neighbors describe him as a great father, son, and husband.

Ali hopes to expand his business more in the future and aspires eventually to open a speciA. beauty therapy section.

Additional Information

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
  • 52
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,500 helped Ali to increase his inventory of the beauty products he uses and sells in his shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2011
Jun 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012