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Zahraa is a 22-year-old married Lebanese woman. She lives with her husband and her school-aged child. Her husband is an electrician, but after their marriage and the birth of their child, Zahraa and her husband find it really hard to cover their costs. They’re now working together to earn a better income.

Zahraa started to work as a beautician from her home in 2007 and has developed a loyal clientele. Today she is requesting a 3,000,000 LBP youth loan from Kiva’s partner Ameen s.a.l to buy additional beauty products and a salon chair. These purchases will help her boost her business and make more money.

Zahraa’s ambition is to open her own beauty salon.

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
  • $16,605,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Zahraa to buy additional beauty products and a salon chair.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2012
May 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013