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Hiyam is a 41-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She lives with her husband and three young children who are still attending school. She has been running a clothing store since 2009. She only sells women's and children's clothes but she also sells sportswear, socks, flannel shirts, etc. Her business income is vital for her family; she helps her husband. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to expand her store’s inventory of new winter clothes. She’s certain that the loan will help her diversify her merchandise selection. In the future, she is hoping to also sell men's clothes.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 142
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,427,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Hiyam to expand her store’s inventory of new winter clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012