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Ihab is a 34-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife. He is able to afford a fair standard of living for his wife by working really hard. He started to work as a painter in 2002. He also makes Gipson decorations. He works on a free-lance basis. He is considered friendly, especially by his loyal customers. Today, he’s requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. He will use the loan to purchase additional painting supplies and Gipson boards, in order to be able to handle a new project. This Kiva loan will open a new door for him to take on bigger projects and increase his productivity by 30%. In the future, he plans to take bigger projects and increase his revenues.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 130
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,190,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Ihab to purchase painting supplies and Gipson boards.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2012
May 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013