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Mahmoud is a 29-year-old single man who is financially responsible for a family of five. He had to quit school early in order to provide for his family. He previously worked as a chef in a hotel for four years, and in the last few months, he started a new job at a diet center.

Mahmoud has a positive vision in life and has been raised with good family values, which have guided him throughout his challenges.

He acquired a Youth loan from Kiva’s field partner, Al Majmoua, in order to cover some of the costs of his upcoming wedding. Mahmoud's determination and ambition will surely provide him with future success in his work and marriage.

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
  • 53
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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 Mahmoud to cover some of the costs of his upcoming wedding.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2014
May 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015