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Habib is a 27-year-old single man, who has worked in an agricultural business for ten years. He has specialized in raising cattle in his own farm and trading the milk to support his family as he is their main breadwinner. Habib is responsible for the living of nine members of his family, that's why in 2011, he started his own business by opening his own farm.
Because of his family's increasing needs, Habib is acquiring a YOUTH loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua, to start a new additional business to make sure that he can cover his family's needs in a better way. He will work as a blacksmith, and this loan will help him open his own shop where he can put all the equipment and tools he needs to make sure his business will develop easily.
He hopes to keep on expanding and developing both businesses to make sure he can respond better to his family's increasing financial needs.

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
  • 135
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,175,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Habib to start an additional income business to improve his family's living standards.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014