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Fatima is a 35-year-old married Lebanese woman. She lives with her husband and four children. With the cooperation of her husband, she is capable of satisfying her family's needs and offering them a fair way of living. She owns a small minimarket where she sells all kinds of dairy and day-to-day products in addition to soft drinks and many other products. As for her husband, he has been serving in the Lebanese army for 20 years.

Today, Fatima is asking for a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase the necessary food provisions for her minimarket. In that way she will be able to diversify her items and increase her revenues and thus better her family’s way of living. One of her greatest dreams is to educate her children and see them achieve good positions.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 139
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,300,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Fatima to purchase food provisions for her minimarket.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013