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Heba is a 35-year-old Lebanese woman who lives with her husband and two school-aged children. Her husband has been working as a fireman for the past 22 years in order to enhance their way of living.

As for Heba, she has had her own home business as a private teacher since 2003. At the same time, she has been working as a teacher in a local school.

Today, Heba’s looking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to change her teaching room’s decoration in addition to painting. She notes that this will improve her way of teaching and allow her to attract additional students. In the future, she plans to open her own learning center.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 143
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,506.6
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Heba to change her teaching room’s decoration in addition to painting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013