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Nadira is a widow, 53 years old, who is living with her three children. She runs a tailoring business from her home and works hard to be able to raise her children. Her oldest daughter helps her with the family income.

Today, Nadira is requesting $1,000 to expand her business by purchasing a new sewing machine. She says that she will be able to increase her productivity and income as a result of the loan. She specifically notes that she has been able to deliver her services faster and make more products because of the new machine.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 158
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,516,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Nadira to purchase a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011