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Sawsan is a 41-year-old married woman and mother of five children. In 1999, she decided to buy a sewing machine to start a business working as a home based tailor after having sixteen years of experience in this field.

Today, Sawsan is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase a new sewing machine to increase her sales and so her income.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 150
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sawsan to purchase a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010