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Yola is a 50-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and two children. She established a tailoring business at her home in 1997. She makes and repairs clothes. Her income is vitA. to support her family and to be able to pay for the high expenses of life. She works hard to support the family, in collaboration with her husband, who works in a locA. financiA. company. Today, she is requesting a loan of $1500 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l, to purchase new sewing machines. She hopes to increase her productivity, and thus her sales and her income. In the future, she hopes to expand her business and open her own shop.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 146
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Yola to purchase new sewing machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 1, 2011
Nov 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012