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Ali is a 35-year-old Lebanese married man who lives with his wife and two children who are still attending school. His wife works as a private teacher in order to supplement the family's income. As for him, he has been working as a bus driver since 2005 transporting customers to their destination wherever it is. Today, he is asking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l., to perform the needed maintenance on his bus on the inside and the outside so as to attract more customers and therefore earn good income. In the future, he is planning to purchase a new bus and hire a part-time employee to work on it so as to increase his profits as well as expand his business.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 91
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,511.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,200 helped Ali to perform the needed maintenance on his bus.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2013
Jul 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 6, 2013