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Jamal is a 32-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and four children who are still studying. Jamal's work is the main source of income for the family and he has big responsibilities.

Jamal has been working as a van driver for the past eleven years. He works on a free-lance basis depending on his customers’ requests. Today he is asking to borrow $1,600 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to perform the needed maintenance on his van. That way, he will secure his customers' safety. In the future, he plans to expand his business by buying a bigger van with more passengers’ seats.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,096,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Jamal to perform the needed maintenance on his van.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2011
Jan 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012