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Kassem, a 31-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife, is his family's main income provider and always searching for new ways to meet their needs. A blacksmith now for eight years, Kassem is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase metal for his business. He notes that this loan will help increase his productivity, and in the future plans to take more Kiva loans to enlarge his business.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 182
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,467,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Kassem to purchase metal for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2012
May 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013