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Lina is a 37-year-old single woman from Lebanon. She is living with her parents and only sibling. She has owned a small café next to her town for the past 7 years. She provides customers with Internet services and sells coffee and quick snacks.

Today, Lina is asking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to increase her inventory of food provisions needed such as coffee, chocolates, chips, etc. She has high hopes for the future of her business and always behaves with a positive attitude.

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Important Information

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 186
    View loans »
    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,467,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Lina buy provisions to sell in her Internet cafe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013