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Hussein is a 48-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three young children, who are still attending school. He is the main income source of his family. He has owned a pastry shop since 2001, where he produces delicious pastries. He has one full-time employee who helps him with the work and benefits from a good salary that helps him support his family as well.

Today, Hussein is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase merchandise needed for his shop, such as flour, sugar, pastries etc. He plans to increase his business productivity so as to augment his income and therefore enhance his family’s way of living. This is his second Kiva loan, and we note that he was a very good client with on-time payments.

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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
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Hussein to purchase merchandise needed for his shop, such as flour, sugar, pastries, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013