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Ahmad is a 26-year-old single man who has been working in furniture making for seven years. In 2009, he opened his own business to improve his living standard.
Ahmad is applying for a youth loan from Kiva's partner Al Majmoua, in order to buy necessary raw materials that will improve the finishing quality of his products, such as paints, sponges, and wood in addition to special furniture accessories.
He will also invest part of this loan to do some maintenance to his house because he plans to get married soon.
He is so anxious to make a family of his own and, at the same time, he will make sure that they will have the best standard of living possible.
He hopes to keep on expanding and developing his business toward opening a bigger factory in the future.

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
  • 88
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Ahmad to buy necessary raw materials for his furniture business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014