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Khalil is a 46-year-old married man and father of five children. Three years ago he started selling traditional Lebanese kaak (a special baked dough filled with cheese and thyme); he has a small carriage where he sells his products on the street's sidewalk to make his living and provides his family with their necessary needs.

Khalil is a hard worker and he is planning to expand his business through buying a cotton candy machine with a requested loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua.

Khalil is a Syrian citizen, but he is living and working in a Palestinian Camp in Lebanon. He is working hard to expand his business outside the camp soon.

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
  • 47
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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 Khalil to buy a cotton candy machine to expand his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014