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This Kiva borrower is a 45-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and two school-aged children. He has worked in the car repairs field for 21 years, and in 1990 he opened his own car spare parts shop. Parallel to this, he owns a small car mechanics garage. In Lebanon, it is common at all levels of society for people to have multiple businesses. It is often not enough to have an office salary or a small shop to cover the increasing costs of food, housing, and other family expenses.

Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase additional car spare parts for his shop so he can satisfy his customers' demands.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 123
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,623,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped this borrower to purchase additional car spare parts for his shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 25, 2010
Jan 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012