A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase a new laptop and a router.


Anonymous's story

This Kiva borrower is a 31-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She is a mother of one young child. She has established a computer business to help provide various types of reports and computer programs for members of her community and for different companies. She is a relatively new business owner. She started her business in 2007. She is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a new laptop and a router to better market her services and increase the liquidity of her business. And she’s certain that with the new laptop, she will be able to deliver her reports and services faster.

Note: Based on the political and social challenges of Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur have been altered to protect him or her (i.e., blacking out portions of the entrepreneur in his/her picture, not indicating his/her name and location, etc.) Ameen s.a.l. appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages lenders to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.

About Ameen: Ameen s.a.l. has been a major player in the Lebanese Microfinance sector since 1999. Originally, a micro-credit program created by CHF International, Ameen evolved to become Ameen s.a.l. in 2003, a Lebanese services company. In 2007, Ameen s.a.l. registered with the Central Bank of Lebanon to become the first Lebanese financial institution specialized in Microfinance.

At Ameen s.a.l. we pledge to provide financial services to the largest number of micro and small entrepreneurs and to the working poor, to help them develop their businesses and improve their incomes.

Ameen has been able to use its interest-free loans from Kiva to offer lower-interest loans with faster disbursement for their micro-loan borrowers. Since its inception, Ameen has provided high-quality financial services to over 41,000 borrowers and disbursed over 81,000 loans totaling $115 million. To learn more about Ameen, please visit http://partners.kiva.org/partners/115



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