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Souraya, 30, is a Lebanese married woman living with her husband and three children, who are still attending school. She strives to work really hard in order to offer them a better future, with the cooperation of her husband. After many years of experience in the trading field, she decided to start her own home business is 2009, selling all kind of clothes. She works independently and has gained a fair number of shops owners as clients looking to buy her products.

Today, Souraya is requesting to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase more clothes and other items for her business. She notes that this will help her to develop her work and boost her profits. In the future, she plans to open her own boutique.

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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
  • 103
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,166,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Souraya to purchase more clothes and other items for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2012
May 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013