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Mahmoud is a 51-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and three children. One of them is working while two others are still studying. He’s doing the best he can to satisfy his family's needs and pay his children’s education fees. He has been working as a construction supervisor in one of the local companies for the past seven years. Today, he’s looking for a loan of $2500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to pay his children’s university fees. He notes that education is really important, especially to empower children’s personalities and know how to deal with life's difficulties. In the future, he plans to take out more Kiva loans and help them continue their education.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of Ameen's education program, designed to finance school tuition for students whose families have low incomes or work in informal sectors of the economy. Funds can be used for partial or complete payment of expenses related to higher education. By supporting this loan, you're enabling access to education for students with limited options. 

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Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes entrepreneurs may have been altered to protect their privacy (i.e., blurring portions of the borrower's picture, not indicating a name and location, etc.). Vitas appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.

About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 83
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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 $2,500 helped Mahmoud to pay his children’s university fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013