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This Kiva borrower is a 22-year-old single man living with his parents and two siblings. He is from Lebanon. He has owned a barber shop since 2007, with 5 years of previous experience working in the same field. He learned this occupation when he was very young. As with the majority of Lebanese guys, he helps his family with his income. Today, he is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase needed tools and supplies in order to improve his shop and be able to offer better services to his clients. In the future, he is planning to purchase a laser machine to attract more customers and earn higher income.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Elias to purchase needed tools and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2011
Jul 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012