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Alya is a forty-four-year-old Lebanese widowed woman. She lives with her three children who are still attending school. She’s the one responsible for her family and covering her children’s expenses. Alya has been working as a private teacher for the past four years from her home. She also visits her students at home. She’s intelligent and an expert in her field.

Today, she’s asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a car for her business. She notes that this will facilitate her transportation and allow her to attract additional students. In the future, she plans to have a teaching room in her home.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 120
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,590,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,506.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Alya to purchase a car for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013