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Hiyam is a 55-year-old Lebanese widowed woman living with her only child and three siblings. She has been working as a cook since 2010. Her job is to prepare and cook food in her home then sell it to customers. Today, she is requesting to borrow $700 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a new oven. She needs to increase her productivity before the winter season as her business sales increase during that period. In the future, she would like to rent out a small space to sell her merchandise. For the time being, she will continue to sell goods from her home.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 42
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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 $700 helped Hiyam to purchase a new oven.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012