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Bilal is a forty-nine-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and two children who still attend school. Since he’s the main income provider for his family, Bilal is doing the best he can to satisfy their needs. He has run a furniture making shop since 1987. He has his loyal customers and is looking forward to further expanding his business.

Today, he wants to borrow a loan from Kiva partner, Ameen s.a.l, to purchase additional materials for his business such as wood, sponges, textiles and many other items. This Kiva loan will increase his productivity thus his revenues. In the future, he plans to open his own furniture gallery.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 148
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,215,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,600 helped Bilal to purchase additional materials for his business such as wood, sponges, and textiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013