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Mahmoud is a 30 year old married man, who has worked as a blacksmith for eighteen years. His long experience is enough to gain customers trust and support. In 2001 he started his own business, and he works on improving and developing it as much as he can.

Today Mahmoud is applying for a Youth Loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua, in order to buy necessary iron, materials and tools highly requested in his business. Mahmoud is applying for a loan for the first time from Al Majmoua, and he hopes it will be with very impressive feedback to encourage him for future relationships.

He hopes to improve his business and living as much as he can, and to expand his working place.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is under age 30. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

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
  • 87
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mahmoud to buy necessary materials and tools for his blacksmith business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 2, 2012
May 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013