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Tanous is a 57-year-old married man from Lebanon, living with his wife and two young children who are still attending school. Despite his older age, he has been working as a taxi driver for the past 20 years. He operates a student van service in his town as well as in his neighboring villages. He also transports private clients upon their requests. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to perform the needed maintenance on his van such as updating the paint, repairing the engine, etc. In the future, he is planning to purchase a new van and hire a part-time employee to work on it.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 43
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,495,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Tanous to perform maintenance on his van.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012