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Manale is a 32-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and two school-age children. She cooperates with her husband in order to satisfy their family needs. Manale started to work as a tailor from her home in 2007 after having many years of experience in this domain. As for her husband, he has been serving in the Lebanese army since 1996. Today, she’s requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a new tailoring machine, which will allow her to increase her production and therefore her revenues. In the future, she plans to open her own clothing shop.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 61
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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 $1,000 helped Manale to purchase a new tailoring machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 24, 2012