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This Kiva borrower is a 49-year-old married man living with his wife and five children. Two of the children are still attending school. He has been working in the construction field for the past 23 years, specializing in floor coverings. He works on a freelance basis dealing directly with customers and construction project owners. He has a good business reputation. He faces the same day-to-day challenges many people are facing in trying to help their families with their business income. Today, he is requesting a loan of $1000 from Kiva's partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase his business capital and invest in purchasing a paving cutter and new tools needed in order to continue the expansion of his business.

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Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes entrepreneurs may have been altered to protect their privacy (i.e., blurring portions of the borrower's picture, not indicating a name and location, etc.). Vitas appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.

About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 129
    View loans »
    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,346,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Talal to increase his business capital and invest in purchasing a paving cutter and other new tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2011
Jul 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 3, 2012