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Silwa is a 44-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and only child. She has owned a mini-market since 1984. She sells in her grocery store different types of dairy and daily products in addition to other merchandise such as toffees, soft drinks, etc. With her business income, she is able to help her husband pay the heavy life expenses.

Today, she is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase added merchandise so that she can always meet the demand of her customers. She is very optimistic about her future plans and wishes to further expand her business operation.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 85
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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 $1,000 helped Silwa to purchase added merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012