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Jamal is a 55-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and two children who attend school. He has been working as a blacksmith since 1990. He is very experienced and has been able to build a good business reputation over the years because of his proficiency. He has two full-time employees.

Today Jamal is applying for a 3,000,000 LBP loan through Kiva’s partner Vitas s.a.l to buy a generator to use in his operations. In the future Jamal’s business plans include venturing into other areas.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,505,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,511.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Jamal buy an electrical generator.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2013
Oct 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014