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Ibtisam is a 50-year-old Lebanese widow living with her only child, who is working. She works really hard to be able to offer a suitable life for her child. In 2007, she decided to open her own coffee shop. She was really lucky to open her shop in such a location because it’s a place where all people meet. Today, she’s asking for a loan of $1600 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase needed provisions for her shop such as tea, sugar, Nescafe, and many other items. This investment will improve her business and allow her to serve a wider range of people. In the future, she plans to open new branches in different areas.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 141
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,678,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Ibtisam to purchase needed provisions for her coffee shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2011
Jan 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012