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Najwa, 48, is a widowed Lebanese woman living with her three children, two of whom are working. Due to the high cost of living, they’re all joining forces to cover at least their necessities.

Najwa has been working preparing food for special events since 2008. She works from her home upon her customers’ demands.

Today, Najwa is asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new kitchen tools and increase her food provisions. She really wishes for a better future for her children and she thinks that this Kiva loan will increase her profits, thus improving her standard of living. In the future, she plans to open her own restaurant.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 142
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,215,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Najwa to purchase new kitchen tools and increase her food provisions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2012
May 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013