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Youssef is a 39-year-old divorced man and the father of three children. He has been working as a tailor since 21 years ago. In 1992, he started his own business. Youssef is a professional tailor; his long experience gave him customers’ trust and support.

Youssef is Syrian, but it's been a long time since he came and lived in Lebanon. He started his own business, made his own family and settled.

He is well known for his professionalism in work in addition to his good reputation and excellent customer service.

Youssef works hard to satisfy his family and to provide them with everything they might need. To improve his living, he must keep on supporting his business with the necessary needs. That's why he applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, in order to buy necessary tools, needles, buttons, thread and textiles.

He is looking forward to expanding his business and introducing his customers to new products through opening his own atelier in the future.

Youssef puts so much effort into improving his business as much as he can to please his beloved children. He takes good care of them, especially that he takes the role of the mother and the father at the same time. He hopes to keep on providing them with all their needs, especially the love and caring they need.

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
  • 148
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,215,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Youssef to buy necessary tools, needles, buttons, thread and textiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014