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Antoine is a 53-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and two children, one of whom is working and the other is still attending school. Like every couple, Antoine and his wife wish to offer a respectable life to their children. For this reason, they combine forces to be able to cover the heavy life expenses.

Antoine opened his own butchery in 1980. He’s a reputable person and always searches to deliver good and fresh products. Today, he’s wishing to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to buy the needed quantity of meat for his butchery. In that way, he will be capable of developing his business and augmenting his sales. In the future, he plans to raise cattle and expand his business.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 116
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,414,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,506.6
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Antoine to buy the needed quantity of meat for his butchery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013