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Samir N. is a 49 year-old man living in Bourj El Barajneh, in the suburbs of Beirut. He is married and has four children. During the July war in Lebanon in 2006, Samir lost his sewing factory. Since then, he has been working as a taxi driver to support his family. Today Samir wants to borrow $1200 to change the tires of his vehicle as well as perform maintenance on his taxi.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Samir to buy new tires and perform vehicle maintenance on his taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2008
Nov 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009