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Update on Youssef

Youssef is a 60-year-old single man. He has been working as a mobile gum, tobacco, and toy seller for 45 years at the same spot he is working now.

Youssef is handicapped, so this condition has not allowed him to truly advance in his career and life goals, especially since he is responsible for his sisters, too, which is an additional burden he has to take care of.

Al Majmoua is Youssef's last hope for getting a decent living. In fact, he decided to contact Al Majmoua and acquire a loan to purchase stands and merchandise to increase his business capital and income.

In the future, Youssef wishes to further expand his business.

Previous Loan Details

Youssef is a 59-year-old single man. For the past 36 years, he has worked selling tobacco from a small table on the side of the street. Youssef lost his right hand during the Lebanese war, but this issue didn't stop him from making his own living. He works for his living in order not to ask other... More from Youssef's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.


About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 84
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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 $2,000 helped Youssef to increase his merchandise and buy more boxes of tobacco.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015