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Latifa is a 30-year-old Lebanese woman who is married and the mother of two children. She is trying hard to supplement her husband's income, which he earns by working in a local fuel station. To earn money, she opened a flower shop in 2007. She sells a wide variety of items, but is applying for this youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to buy more flowers and other items for her shop. This will increase the number of customers asking for her services. Her goal for the future is to enlarge her shop by adding a wider selection of flowers.

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
  • 129
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,664,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Latifa to buy flowers and other items for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 10, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014