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Fatmeh is a 26-year-old Lebanese single woman who lives with her parents and three siblings. Two of them are working. With the cooperation of her father, Fatmeh has been able to cover their heavy costs of life.

She opened her own bakery many years ago. She has delicious food and a good place. Today, she wants to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to renovate her bakery. She notes that this will improve her place, which will enable her to attract more clients. In the future, she plans to expand her bakery.

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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
  • 175
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,506.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Fatmeh to renovate her bakery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013