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Mohammad is a 27-year-old man who lives in Tyre, southern Lebanon with his wife and their child. Mohammad has owned a bakery for seven years. Mohammad has an oven, and he sells mankoucheh. He is known for his good and very tasty mankoucheh. A mankoucheh looks like a folded pizza. The most common toppings are zaatar (thyme), jebneh (cheese) and lahm bi ajin (minced meat). You can eat it anytime of day, but somehow it tastes better in the morning. Mohammad requested a loan of 1000 US dollars from Al Majmoua (Kiva's Field Partner) in order to purchase flour, pay school tuition, and pay off his debts. This is the first time that Mohammaad has requested a loan.

Mohammad is known for his work because he makes very good and tasty mankoucheh. His clients can be anybody. When he first started his business, he faced the difficulty of finding clients. He decided on doing this business because he had good experience. In the future, he plans to expand his business.

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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
  • 136
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,174,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mohammad to purchase flour, pay school tuition, and pay off his debts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2009
Jan 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 12, 2010