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Hiyam is a 56-year-old Lebanese widowed woman. She lives with her only working child and two of her relatives. She cooperates with her daughter in order to fulfill their family needs.

In the year 2000, Hiyam started her own homemade food business. She makes delicious and delightful food. She also delivers her products to the neighboring villages upon requests.

Today, Hiyam has the intention to take a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a new refrigerator for her business, where she can keep her food in good conditions. In the future, she plans to open her own restaurant.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 130
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,664,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Hiyam a refrigerator.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013