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Charif is a 61-year-old Lebanese man living with his wife and two young children, who are still attending school. He has been an author since 1982, writing poetry and verses. He is a clever, inspired, and creative man, inventing books that are out of the ordinary and very interesting to read.

Charif is planning to publish a new book, but the printing process very expensive, and Charif cannot afford these expenses at this stage. Therefore, he is asking to borrow from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. in order to print his book and distribute it in the market. He states that the loan will positively impact his career, and he is confident that his sales revenues will be elevated.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 68
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,267,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Charif to print his book of poetry and distribute it in the market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013