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Leila is a 55-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and her two children, who are still studying. She has been working in a local hospital since 1980. As for her husband, he’s an employee at one of the local companies, and they both cooperate together to be able to enhance their way of living. Today, she’s seeking to borrow $2,600 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to pay her children’s university fees. She notes that education is really important, especially to know how to deal with life's difficulties and problems. In the future, she plans to take more Kiva loans and help them continue their education.

Additional Information

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. 

Important Information

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
  • 50
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,302,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,600 helped Leila to pay her children’s university fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 27, 2011
Jan 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013