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This Kiva borrower is a 21-year-old engaged man from Lebanon. He is living with his parents and two siblings. He has two years of experience working with mobile phones. He began as an employee in a mobile phone shop and opened his own store in 2009. With his loan of $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, he will increase his selection of mobile phones and prepaid telephone cards for resale. The majority of phone users in Lebanon purchase these prepaid cards.

He reports that both his business productivity and his income will increase as a result of the loan. He is planning to get married soon, so his only purpose at this time is to earn a higher income in order to gather the needed resources to complete all the wedding preparations.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,292,900
    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 expand his selection of mobile phones and prepaid telephone cards.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 9, 2011
Apr 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012