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Ali is a 37-year-old, married Lebanese man living with his wife and their two school-age children.

He is the one that takes care of the family and covers their living expenses. Ali started his own business in 1997 as a car mechanic in his garage. He has a solid number of customers that seek his services on a regular basis.

Currently, he is asking for a loan in the amount of $2,900 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy new mechanical tools for his business as well as an electrical generator in order to be able to respond quickly to his clients’ problems. He believes that providing prompt and quality service is essential to both maintain and attract new customers. In the future, he plans to open his own car show room.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 142
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,300,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,900 helped Ali to meet customers' needs by purchasing new tools and a generator for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013