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Ali is a 28-year-old, married man, who has been working in construction for six years. He has been expanding his business since then. In 2011 he began sharing a shop, where he stores his tools and materials. Ali works on a freelance basis, contracting various building jobs while employing two construction workers to assist him.

Due to his good borrowing experience with Kiva’s partner, Al Majmoua, Ali is applying for another Youth Loan, which he will invest in buying wood and iron pillars. Ali has a wide experience in his field, and he is determined to expand his business into an independent, fully-fledged construction contracting workshop.

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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
  • 63
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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 Ali to invest in buying wood and iron pillars, which he will use in his construction contracting business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014