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Reine is a 30-year-old single Lebanese woman living alone. At one time she was in dire financial circumstances, but she worked hard and persevered to enhance her living conditions. In 2007, Reine started to work as a beautician, providing customers with high-quality beauty services at her house or at their locations. In 2011, she opened a clothing store, where she offers a wide variety of clothes at good prices.

This will be Reine's second Kiva loan, and she is very thankful for the results attained so far due to the previous loan. Today, she is requesting a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase beauty products and cosmetics so that she can improve her business operations and keep up with new fashions. Women continue to play an important role in Lebanese society. In almost all parts of Lebanon, demand for beauty and fashion products continues to be high, and that was the reason Reine chose these services.

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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
  • 119
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,590,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,500.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Reine to purchase beauty products and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 12, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014