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Mehdad is a 26-year-old single man who has been selling coffee and hot drinks for 10 years. He is a hard worker; he puts a lot of effort into improving his business in order to improve his living, and develop his working zone.

Mehdad has applied for a YOUTH LOAN from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua to open a convenience store to increase his income. His plan is to convert this store to a supermarket in a short period of time.

Mehdad sells hot and cold beverages, Hookas, and sandwiches. His shop is located in a commercial area, which is very important for improving and developing his business sectors.

Mehdad's customers support him a lot, and trust his quality. He hopes to keep providing his customers the best service ever, and continue developing his financial situation to start planning his own family.

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
  • 135
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,174,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Mehdad to open a convenience store to increase his income.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013