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Abbas is a 37-year-old Lebanese married man, living with his wife and two children, and attending school. His wife doesn’t work so he is the main and only income source of his family. He is a brave blacksmith working in this domain for the past 12 years. Two years ago, he was able to open his own shop after making the needed savings to launch his business. Currently, he plans to strengthen his business operations by purchasing new tools and an electrical generator for his business by receiving a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. Abbas has to develop his business to gain a higher income and improve the family’s way of living. As for his future plans, he hopes to expand his business into other areas and start to provide a new community with his competent and endowed skills.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 126
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,262,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,509.4
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,575 helped Abbas purchasing new tools and an electrical generator for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2013
Jan 10, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015