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Malak is a 19-year-old Lebanese married woman. She’s living with her husband who serves in the Lebanese army in order to be able to fulfill their needs.

Malak started to work as a hairdresser and beautician in 2010. She has her loyal customers who believe in her fashionable and elegant style. Today, she’s requesting to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to renovate her salon’s decoration. She notes that this will improve her business and allow her to attract more clients. In the future, she plans to take more Kiva loans and better develop her business.

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
  • 120
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,590,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Malak to renovate her salon’s decoration.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012