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Salma is a 49-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She is living with her husband and only child. In 1993, in order to supplement the family’s income, she decided to start her own work as a farmer. Her job consists of cultivating vegetables. In addition, she produces a wide variety of homemade food, which she sells to customers from her town and neighboring villages. Her husband, who works as an employee in a local school, provides the main source of income for the family.

Today, Salma is asking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase required agricultural tools, supplies, seeds, and fertilizers. She states that the loan will certainly help her increase her business productivity by a large percentage, which will help her earn higher profits. In the future, she plans to open a vegetable shop and start selling her own harvested goods.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 119
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,414,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,500.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Salma to purchase required agricultural tools, supplies, seeds, and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013