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Elias is a fifty-three-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and two children who one of whom still attends school and the other who works. He’s the one taking care of his family and doing his best in order to enrich their way of living and cover the heavy costs of life. Elias began his own work as a furniture painter in 1976 and has already many years of experience in this domain. He has gained different clients from different areas especially because of his good and well organized work.

Today, he’s seeking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new painting tools and brushes for his business to be able to take more projects thus earn superior income. In the future, he plans to open his own furniture gallery.

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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
  • 1,506.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Elias to purchase new painting tools and brushes for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013