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Fatmeh is a 23-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and one child. She and her husband work together to try and improve their standard of living. Her husband has been serving in the Lebanese army for the past six years, and Fatmeh has been running her own home business as a hairdresser since 2006. Fatmeh's clients believe in her style and trust her. In parallel, she has been working as a private teacher in a local school since 2006.

Today, she’s requesting a youth loan of $1,600 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new hair tools for her business. She notes that this will increase her productivity and allow her to attract additional customers. In the future, she plans to open her own hairdressing salon.

Additional Information

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
  • 128
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,359,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Fatmeh to purchase new hair tools for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2011
Jan 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012