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Basel is a thirty-six-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and one child who is still attending school. He collaborates with his wife who has been working in a local school since 2008 in order to enhance their way of living. As for Basel, he has owned a library for the past nine years. In parallel, he teaches in one of the local schools and has done for seven years.

Today, he’s looking to take a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase stationary and books for his library. Definitely, this will develop his business and help him earn a superior income. In the future, he plans to focus on one job and better support his family.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 95
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,118,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,506.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Basel to purchase stationary and books for his library.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 25, 2013