Lounging Over Dublin’s was uploaded to Flickr

815 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA


Artist, actual title unknown. If you know any history of this architectural detail, I’d love to hear it.


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I took Lounging Over Dublin’s on January 31, 2013 at 02:40PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 13, 2013 at 03:13PM

Kiva Loan Number Seven

Moufid from Lebanon has fully repaid a Kiva loan. This was probably actually my first Kiva loan, but I didn’t keep good records/dates when I began.

Location: Aley – Chouf, Lebanon

Repayment Term: 14 months (more info)

Activity: Barber Shop

Repayment Schedule: Monthly

Loan Use: Moufid will use the loan to purchase tools for his salon

Currency Exchange Loss: N/A       Default Protection: Not Covered

Moufid is a 54-year-old man who lives in Aley, Mount Lebanon, with his wife and their three children. Moufid has owned a barber shop for 30 years. He requested a loan of $1,000 from Kiva’s partner Al Majmoua in order to purchase tools for his salon. This is his third cycle and he has always paid on time.

His previous loans helped him improve his work. Moufid is special in his work because he knows how to treat his clients. His clients are his friends and neighbors. When he first started his business, he had difficulty building networking. Ziad decided on doing his business because he wanted to have independent work. In the future, he plans on expanding his store.

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