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Kifah, 40, is a married Lebanese man living with his wife and school-aged child. He is considered the main income provider in the family and their only support. Kifah started his own business in 1992. He works as a car mechanic and has gained a fair number of customers who request his services. Today, he needs a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy new mechanical tools for his garage in order to rapidly respond to his clients’ problems. He is sure that acting properly is really essential to build a good career. In the future, he plans to expand his garage and serve more customers.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,262,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,900 helped Kifah to buy new mechanical tools for his garage.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013