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Fatima is a 24-year-old, married woman. She lives with her husband, Sleiman, and their only child. Despite her older age, Fatima is obliged to work continually, as she is responsible for supporting her husband with their family expenses. Their child is attending school.

Fatima started to sell clothes from her home, to avoid the rent expenses. She provides her customers good quality products, at fair prices. She is satisfied with what she has attained so far, although she wishes to enhance her family’s way of living even more. That’s the reason why she’s asking today for a youth loan from Kiva's partner, Vitas s.a.l, which she will use to purchase a new collection of clothes and enlarge her business.

In the near future, Fatima wishes to open her own clothing shop, and maybe hire new employees to help her accomplish the work tasks, and therefore earn higher income.

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
  • 141
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Fatima to purchase a new collection of clothes and enlarge her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2013
Apr 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013