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Ahmad is 28-year-old single man. He has been a barber for fourteen years. In 2006, he established his current shop, and he worked hard to develop it.
He has earned his customers’ trust and support and he has been able to increase his income and developed a living.

Ahmad used to work in the construction business and specialized in laying brick, but he discovered that being a barber is his chosen career and he worked hard to achieve his goal.

Today he requests a YOUTH loan from Kiva’s partner Al Majmoua, to build a bedroom which he needs at home.

Most of Ahmad’s customers are his neighbors, friends and relatives who trust his talents and benefit from his provided services.
As for the future, Ahmad is planning to refresh his tool, and redecorate to attract new customers.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 35
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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 Ahmad to build a bedroom.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2014
May 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015