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Ali is a 38-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and two young children who are still attending school. He has made his living as a professional taxi driver.

In 2009, he purchased a van and started to operate services for students in his town as well as neighboring villages. In addition, he serves private customers upon their request.

Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to perform much needed maintenance on his van. He will repair the engine, change the tires and repaint his shuttle. He estimates that the loan will help him increase his profits by 15%.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 87
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Ali to perform much needed maintenance on his van.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2012