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Souriyeh is a 53-year-old married woman from Lebanon living with her husband. She has owned a tailoring shop since 2000 and has a previous experience of 30 years in the same field. She cooperates with her husband who works as a farmer to maintain the family's financial level at a good level.

Today, she is requesting to borrow $700 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a new tailoring machine. She stated that this machine will help her increase her business productivity and thus her income. In the future, she is hoping to enlarge her shop and expand her business operation into other areas.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 133
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,215,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Souriyeh to purchase a new tailoring machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012