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Lawahez is a 43-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and five children, who are all studying. She cooperates with her husband, who is the main source of income in the family and has big responsibilities to care for. He has been working in a local company since 1997.

As for her, she has been selling fruits and vegetables all over the villages. Today, she’s requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to open a cafe just next to her vegetable shop. She notes that this will increase her sales by 20 percent. In the future, she plans to enhance her work and increase her earnings.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 43
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    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 Lawahez to open a cafe just next to her vegetable shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013