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Dalal is a 60-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and only one child who is still studying. She and her husband collaborate together in order to pay their family expenses and their child’s educational fees. Dalal has been working independently as a babysitter since 2005. She has more than twenty years of experience in this domain. She visits her customers at home and also welcomes some of them at her place. As for her husband, he has been working as a furniture painter. Today, she’s asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to renovate the room in which she babysits the kids. This Kiva loan will improve the place and allow her to attract more customers. In the future, she plans to open her own nursery.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 127
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,571,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Dalal to renovate the room in which she babysits kids.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013