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Mohammad is a 33-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and four children, who are all studying. He cooperates with his wife to pay their children’s educational fees. She sells clothes from her home. As for Mohammad, he decided to open his own vehicle repair shop in 2001, after 15 years of experience in this domain. In parallel, he transports students with his own school bus. Today, he’s in need of a loan of 1,300 USD from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase added mechanical equipment for his shop. This Kiva loan will certainly develop his business and help him attract new customers. In the future, he plans to take more Kiva loans and improve his garage.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 43
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,300 helped Mohammad to purchase added mechanical equipment for his shop.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2011
Jan 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 11, 2012