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Ibtisam is a 52-year-old Lebanese single woman living with her parents. Her father is the one responsible for covering the family expenses in addition to her.

Despite her young age and unlike other people, Ibtisam has the ambition to have her own business. She opened her own international call center and internet shop in year 2000.

Today, she’s asking for a loan of $2200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a new phone and internet machine. This will boost her business thus her profits. In the future, she plans to take out more Kiva loans in order to improve her business further.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 103
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,152,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,200 helped Ibtisam to purchase a new phone and internet machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 27, 2011
Jan 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2013