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Wissam is a 36-year-old single man from Lebanon. He is living with his parents and two siblings. He has owned a car wash in his village since 2006. In addition, he works as a mechanic specialized in changing cars' oil. He works hard and helps his father, who works as a farmer, with the household expenses. Today, he is applying for a loan of $700 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to improve his work by purchasing additional car oil. He hopes that the loan will help him increase his business productivity and therefore his income.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 137
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,678,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Wissam to improve his work by purchasing additional car oils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012