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Ali is a 23-year-old single man who is responsible for the support of four members of his family. He has been repairing motorcycles for six years; he also provides Hookah services, and now because his family's needs are increasing, he is going to run an additional business to increase his income and develop his living.

Ali is acquiring a YOUTH loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua to buy a coffee espresso machine which he use as an additional income business.

Ali is also employed in a hotel, but he has to support to his family's needs, which is why he has to run several extra income jobs to cover his family's needs.

He hopes that one day he can open his own wide café, where he can expect customers to visit him and spending a lovely time.

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
  • 130
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,190,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Ali to buy a coffee espresso machine which will be an additional income business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014