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Darine is a 21-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and one child. Despite her young age, she has been working for several years as a beautician. Her business is based at her home and she also works as a freelance beauty specialist. She provides her customers with manicure, pedicure and wax services. In parallel, she has newly started to work in a local supermarket. Her income is very important because she helps her husband with the family expenses. Today, she is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a laser machine in order to satisfy her customer’s demands. In the future, she is planning to open a formal beauty salon to expand her business level.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 126
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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 $2,000 helped Darine to purchase a laser machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 9, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012