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Kawsar is a 37-year-old Lebanese woman. She’s married, living with her husband and six children who are still studying. She’s cooperating with her husband to be able to cover their children’s study fees and improve their lives. She has owned a toy shop since 2009. As for her husband, he has been working as a soldier at the Lebanese army. Today, she’s looking to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase more toys for her shop such as video games, fireworks, puzzles and many other items. In that way, she can respond rapidly to her customers' demands and increase her sales. In the future, she plans to expand her business into other areas.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 135
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,174,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Kawsar to purchase toys for her shop such as video games, fireworks, and puzzles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012