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Mariame is a 25-year-old married woman and the mother of two school-aged children. Her husband is the one responsible for everything concerning the family and the children’s study fees. He has been employed since the year 2000.

As for Mariame, she started her own business in 2005. She works as a hairdresser from her house, where she welcomes customers to provide them with beauty services such as hairdressing, makeup, laser, etc.

Today, she is requesting a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase her inventory of new beauty products and hairdressing supplies. She wishes to earn a higher income to be able to expand her business operations, and open her own hairdressing salon the soonest.

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
  • 91
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,118,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Mariame to increase her inventory of new beauty products and hairdressing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013