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Rashid is a 54-year-old married Lebanese man. He lives with his wife and three school-aged children. After many years of experience as a carpenter, Rashid decided to open his own carpentry business in 1990. He strives to work really hard in order to satisfy his family's needs and cover his children's school fees. He’s a reputable man who has gained a fair number of loyal customers so far. Today, he is asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase the needed quantity of wood for his work. He notes that this will improve his business and thus boost his productivity by 30%. In the future, he plans to take bigger projects outside the country.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 172
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,516,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,500.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,100 helped Rashid to purchase the needed quantity of wood for his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013