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Ali is a forty-seven-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and five children who are all attending school. He strives to work really hard in order to satisfy his family's needs.

After twenty-four years of experience as a carpenter, Ali decided to open his own carpentry shop in 1997. He’s a reputable man who has gained a fair number of loyal customers. In parallel, he has been working as a painter on a free-lance basis since 2006. Today, he is asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the needed quantity of wood for his work. He notes that this will improve his business thus boost his productivity. In the future, he plans to take on bigger projects outside the country.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 142
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,174,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,800 helped Ali to purchase the needed quantity of wood for his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013