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Heba is a 31-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and three children, who are still attending school. With the cooperation of her husband, Heba has been able to cover her family's needs and pay her children’s study fees. Her husband has been working as a blacksmith. As for her, she started to work as a tailor from her home in 2007, and already has many years of experience in this domain. Today, she wants to take a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a new sewing machine in addition to some textiles, which will allow her to increase her productivity and thus her profits. In the future, she plans to open her own clothing shop.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 97
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Heba to purchase a new sewing machine in addition to some textiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2012
May 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013