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Samir is a 53-year-old married man and the father of four children. Samir has been doing car body work specialized in painting for 40 years. He established his present business in 2007. He has built up good experience in this field and he is well known in the surrounding area with an excellent reputation.

Samir started working when he was 13 years old to cover his educational expenses and make his dream come true to finish his university education. He really made this come true when he graduated as a nurse. He kept on working repairing cars to fulfill his family's needs and stopped working as a nurse because he had to expand his own business.

Samir is requesting a loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua in order to do necessary maintenance on his shop. He is aiming to grow his business and increase his profits so he will be able to provide his family with better living conditions.

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
  • 138
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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 Samir to do necessary maintenance on his shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Jan 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013