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Hadiyeh is a 49-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband. They’re both cooperating together in order to have a respectable life.

Hadiyeh has been working as a tailor for the past nine years from her home. She’s well known as a reputable person and has gained a fair number of customers from all over the neighboring villages. Her husband has been also working as a constructor for 14 years.

Today, she’s looking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a tailoring machine for her business. This Kiva loan will boost her productivity and thus her revenues.

In the future, she plans to open her own evening dresses shop and expand her business outside the country.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 135
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,345,625
    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 Hadiyeh to purchase a tailoring machine for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013