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Jaafar is a 25-year-old Lebanese single man living with his only working sibling. He is hoping to earn money and enhance his standard of living. Even with all the difficulties that he has faced, Jaafar has been courageous and didn’t hesitate to open his own business.

Jaafar started to work as a blacksmith in 2005 and has ten years of experience in this domain. He is a reputable person and has gained a fair number of customers so far. Today, he has asked for a loan of $1300 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to renew his smithy tools and buy additional ones, with the aim of attracting more customers.

In the future, he plans to have a lovely family.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 147
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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 $1,300 helped Jaafar to renew his smithy tools and buy additional ones.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2011
Dec 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012