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Zein is a 40-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three young children who are still attending school. He has owned a car repair shop since 1987. During those years, he was able to improve his skills and extend his knowledge in this occupation, but also suffered from bad work circumstances. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,800 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase added tools and supplies for his business. He’s sure that with the new equipment, he will be able to better serve his customers.

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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 $1,800 helped Zein to purchase added tools and supplies for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012