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This Kiva borrower is a 43-year-old married man with five school-aged children. After retiring from the army, he opened a grocery shop in his town in 2008. Next to the shop he has prepared a small coffee shop where he serves clients. His wife who works as a farmer helps him with the heavy family expenses and to pay for his five children's school fees. It is very common in Lebanon to see the two family members’ working to be able to raise their children.

Today, the borrower is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase merchandise for his grocery store and for the coffee shop to reinforce his business level.

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Important Information

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 135
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,176,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped this borrower to purchase merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011