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Latifeh is a 29-year-old Lebanese woman. She is married and lives with her husband and one child. To fulfill her family’s needs, she collaborates with her husband who works in a local company. In 2009, Latifeh opened her own flower shop and she also sells artificial flowers.

Latifeh is requesting a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to buy additional flowers for her shop. This loan will help to increase the number of customers requesting her products and in turn her revenues. In the future, she plans to enlarge her shop by adding diverse kinds of flowers.

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
  • 136
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,673,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Latifeh to buy additional flowers to sell in her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013