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Alaa is a 20-year-old man living with his parents and three siblings. Six years ago, his father started teaching him how to work in construction. Once he understood the process, he started working on his own, hoping to increase and perhaps even double the household income.

Today, Alaa is requesting a loan in the amount of $1,200 in order to purchase new tools.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 66
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,273,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Alaa to purchase new tools for his construction business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011