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Mariam is a 24-year-old Lebanese married woman who lives with her husband. They are both working hard to build a family and be able to live as they believe they should. In 2010, her husband started to work at a local company. As for her, she decided to open her own home products shop in 2007. She looks forward to growing her business. She sells home products and accessories at fair prices, which is what make her customers loyal to her. Today, she wants to borrow a youth loan of $1,700 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy additional home supplies for her shop such as kitchen tools, plastic items and many others. She’s sure that buying these new supplies will help her earn superior income. In the future, she plans to work as a wholesaler.

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More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 30 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

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
  • 120
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,262,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,700 helped Mariam to buy additional home supplies for her shop such as kitchen tools, plastic items and others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2011
Jan 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013