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Elias is a 36-year-old Lebanese single man living with his father. He started working as a car mechanic at a very young age in order to support his father financially. And in 1996, this man opened his own car repair shop. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to improve his business by purchasing a scanner machine to be able to serve more customers in less time. He is optimistic about his business development and hopes to further expand his business and gain a higher income.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 131
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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 $1,200 helped Elias to purchase a scanner machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 24, 2012