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Abbas is a 31 year old Lebanese man. He’s single, living with his parents and five siblings. Two of them are assisting with the family expenses in addition to the father their main source of income. As for Abbas, he has been working as a black smith many years ago. He learned this profession from his father who has the same occupation, and doing the best he can to better improve and develop himself. Despite his tough work tasks, and in order to better support his father, Abbas works really hard and nonstop. And as he wants to enlarge his business and grow his work as well, he decided to take a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the needed metal supplies and carry on his work in a proper way. He is very thankful for what god has given him and wishes to live a better and respectable life.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 73
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Abbas to purchase needed metal supplies for his blacksmith business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013