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Abdullah is a 24-year-old single Palestinian man, who has been living and working in Saida with his family since he was born. Abdullah started working early to help his family in making their living. In April 2012, Abdullah opened his present bakery to improve his living and increase his income. He sells Manakish (a special folded dough just like pizza, with special traditional toppings such as thyme, cheese and meat: a traditional everyday Lebanese breakfast)
Abdullah is expanding his business, that's why he applied for a YOUTH LOAN from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua, in order to buy the necessary tools for making Saj bread (Traditional Lebanese bread). This bread is highly requested these days especially with the special toppings he adds.
Abdullah hopes to increase his income and expand his working zone, which will help him to move to another area with increased number of customers.

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
  • 38
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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 $1,000 helped Abdullah to buy the necessary tools to make Saj bread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013