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Ali is a 36-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and two children, both of whom are studying. He’s doing the best he can to offer a respectable life for his family and pay his children's study fees. He has been working in the decorating business since 2008. He’s specialized in installing gypsum boards (also known as dry wall) and creating new decoration designs. Today, he’s in need of a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase additional gypsum boards and decoration supplies in order to further develop his business, and thus increase his profits. In the future, he seeks to open his own gallery.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 177
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,600 helped Ali to purchase added gypsum boards and room furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 23, 2013