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Ali is a 44-year-old married man living with his wife and three children. He is from Lebanon. He has worked as a farmer for the past 13 years. His job consists in cultivating vegetables. In addition, and during his free time, he has worked as a fisherman for the past 20 years and he enjoys this hobby to the max. His wife works as well to supplement the family’s income.

Today, he is asking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to purchase fertilizers and implement a water station to well irrigate the crops. He states that the loan will certainly help him increase his business productivity by a large percentage which will return higher profits to him. In the future, he plans to open a vegetable shop and start selling his own harvested goods.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 128
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,640,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Ali to purchase fertilizers and implement a water station.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014