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Ahmad is a 29-year-old single man who has been working in a baking business for 18 years. Ahmad was 11 years old when he started working to make his own living because his parents' financial situation forced him to stop his elementary education and quit childhood life to make his own future.

In 2009, Ahmad started his own business. He opened a Manakish Bakery (traditional Lebanese breakfast, folded dough with special toppings).
His business is going on just fine, but he needs extra income to increase his business capital and improve his financial situation. That's why he applied for a youth loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua, to buy flour and a refrigerator for his bakery.

Ahmad is highly skilled in his business because of his long experience as a worker. He is working hard on expanding and improving it as much as he can, to make sure that he will have a future brighter than his past.

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
  • 68
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,267,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,505.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Ahmad to buy flour and a refrigerator for his bakery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014