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This Kiva borrower is a 22-year-old Lebanese single man. He is an orphan living with his brothers. Fares is a freelance IT specialist. He repairs PCs and electronic equipment, a hobby he picked up at an early age. He has lots of customers asking for his services due to his unique skills in his neighborhood and his fair prices. In parallel, he works in a local restaurant in order to get extra money and improve his standard of living. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a printer, which will facilitate his operation and keep it confidential since he will be using it mainly to print his quotations, bills, receipts etc. In the future, he is planning to open his own shop.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 128
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,359,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Fares to purchase a printer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012