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Fatmeh, a 46-year-old Lebanese woman, is married and living with her husband, who owns a satellite shop, and four children, three of whom are still studying while the youngest has started to work.

An ambitious and above all hardworking woman, Fatmeh has for many years been working as a very talented tailor who is well-known in her town. She works from home to meet her clients' demands in a short period of time. With her requested loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l., she will purchase required supplies such as textiles, needles, strings, etc.

Fatmeh hopes to open her own tailoring factory as soon as she can in order to enhance her family’s standard of living.

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Important Information

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,527,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Fatmeh to purchase supplies such as textiles, needles, strings. etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013