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Layal is a 30-year-old Lebanese married woman. She’s living with her husband who has owned a carpentry business in order to be able to fulfill their needs. They have two children who are still attending school. Layal started to work as a beautician in 2003 from her home. 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 rent a shop and expand her business as well. She notes that this will improve her work and allow her to attract additional clients. In the future, Layal plans to take more Kiva loans and buy her own beauty shop.

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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
  • 143
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Layal to rent a shop and expand her business as well.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013