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Ali is a 61-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife. He has owned a bakery since 1971. Despite his older age, Ali works hard to be able to handle the heavy costs of living. His freshly prepared goods are enjoyed by members of his village and neighboring towns. With his requested loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, he will expand his business and purchase a new oven. In that way, he will be able to increase his productivity therefore his sales and thus his income. He is optimistic and always thinks positively about the future of his business.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 73
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,500.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ali to expand his business and purchase a new oven.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013