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Jean is a 55-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three working children. He’s hoping to collect money and enhance his family’s way of living. Despite all the complications that he might face, Jean was brave and didn’t hesitate to open his own business. Ha started to work as a blacksmith in 1980. He’s a reputable person and has gained a fair number of customers so far. Today, he’s requesting a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to enlarge his shop. A larger shop will allow him to attract more customers and increase his profits. In the future, he plans to take more Kiva loans and renovate his shop.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 67
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,267,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Jean to enlarge his shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013