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Mahmoud is a 28-year-old married man with two children. He used to work as a nurse. In February 2011, he opened his own business, a small grocery store in the Palestinian camp where he lives with his family. He hoped to improve his family's living by increasing their income.
Mahmoud insisted on starting his own business because several job opportunities are unavailable for Palestinian refugees since certain boundaries limit their ability to develop better careers.
He is applying for a youth loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua in order to increase his business capital with special product offerings, especially cereals and hot drinks for the winter.
This will be his second cycle as an Al Majmoua borrower, and Mahmoud has a good repayment record.
He hopes to use this loan to continue to improve his business as much as he can. His previous loan served his business well because it allowed him to use special discounts to introduce new products to clients.

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
  • 133
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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 $2,000 helped Mahmoud to increase his business capital with special product offerings, especially cereals and hot drinks for the winter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 6, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014