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This Kiva borrower is a 54-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is living with his wife and three children, two of them are still attending school and the oldest is attending university.

He has been working as a real estate broker for the past 20 years. He works hard in cooperation with his wife who works as a teacher in a local school to maintain the family's financial status at a good level.

Today, he is asking to borrow $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to pay his son's university education fees. His son is studying pharmacology and this is his second year. He says that his son is very ambitious and willing to open his own pharmacy in the future to be able to help the family with living expenses.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of Ameen's education program, designed to finance school tuition for students whose families have low incomes or work in informal sectors of the economy. Funds can be used for partial or complete payment of expenses related to higher education. By supporting this loan, you're enabling access to education for students with limited options. 

Important Information

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
  • 130
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,664,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Taleb to pay his son's university education fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011