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Noujoud is a 23-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and one new baby. With the cooperation of her husband, she has been able to satisfy the family's needs and protect her new baby by offering him a safe environment.

Noujoud owns a small minimarket where she sells all kinds of daily products in addition to soft drinks and many other products. As for her husband, he serves in the Lebanese army and has for more than five years.

Today Noujoud is asking for a youth loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase the needed quantity of food provisions for her minimarket. In that way she will be able to diversify her items and therefore increase her revenues and improve her way of living. She looks forward to expanding her grocery, awaiting the perfect time to open other branches and assign people to work with her.

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
  • 88
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,096,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Noujoud to purchase the needed quantity of food provisions for her minimarket.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2012
Dec 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014