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This Kiva borrower is a 23-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She married when she was an adolescent and is now the mother of three children. In 2008, she started running her own business as a hairdresser, receiving clients in her home. She has worked in this type of business from the past seven years. Her income is important in helping with her household expenses and paying her children’s school fees. Her story exemplifies the day-to-day challenges Lebanese women face in running a business and, at the same time, raising children and taking care of their homes.

Today, this borrower is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase new hairdressing tools and to prepare a corner in which to present perfumes to her clients. In the future, she hopes to open a formal beauty salon.

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Important Information

Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes entrepreneurs may have been altered to protect their privacy (i.e., blurring portions of the borrower's picture, not indicating a name and location, etc.). Vitas appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.

About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 124
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,611,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped this borrower to purchase new hairdressing tools and prepare a corner to present perfumes to her clients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2010
Oct 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012