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Samer is a 32-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and only one school aged child. He’s the main income provider in the family and look to satisfy their needs. He started to work as a car black smith and painting in 2005 and has his own garage. He’s expert in his filed especially after fifteen years of experience in this domain. Till now he got a fair number of customers asking for his services. Today, he needs to borrow $3000 from kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new mechanical equipment for his garage. This will help him continue his work in a proper way and respond to his customers’ demands the fastest. In the future, he plans to improve his garage and expand his business.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Samer to purchase new equipment for his garage.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2011
Jan 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013