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Shadi is a 33-year-old Lebanese single man living with his parents and only one working sibling. His father is the one taking care of his family and covering their costs. Shadi has owned a cafe in his town for three years. People also meet at his place to enjoy their time with friends.

Today, he wants to borrow a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the needed quantity of food provisions such as chocolats, coffee, soft drinks, sweets and many others. This will surely increase his sales and allow him attract added customers. In the future, he plans to open a small snack bar just next to his cafeteria.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 85
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,506.6
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD
A loan of $3,000 helped Shadi to purchase the needed quantity of food-related provisions such as charcoal, coffee, soft drinks and many others.
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2012
Mar 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2012