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Mahmoud is a 38-year-old Lebanese man. He’s married, living with his wife and one child. He is trying his best to bring added income to the family and enhance their way of living.

He has been working as a blacksmith for a few years and doing the best he can to improve and develop himself. Despite his tough work tasks, Mahmoud doubles his effort in order to better support his family.

Since 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 to carry on his work in a proper way. Mahmoud wishes to live a better life; this is the reason he needs to amplify his income in order to be able to make the needed savings.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 87
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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 $2,000 helped Mahmoud to purchase the needed metal supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2012
Dec 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013