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Salwa is a 48-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and three children. Two of her children are working and the other is still studying. Her husband is the one looking to offer them a good future. Salwa has been working as a tailor since 1995, and she also works as a clothing trader.

In order to earn higher revenues, she is seeking a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the necessary products for her business, such as textiles, clothes and many other items. In the future, she plans to open her own clothing shop.

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Important Information

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 141
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,000 helped Salwa to purchase textiles, clothes and other items for her business.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 29, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 10, 2012