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Kifah is a 42-year-old Lebanese widow living with her one parent and one sibling. In 2008, she started running her own shop selling souvenirs and flowers. Her income is important to help with the household expenses since she is the main income provider. She has a wide variety of flowers and decoration accessories. Today, she is asking for a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to expand her store’s inventory of souvenirs and flowers. Her intention at this stage is to augment her sales to amplify her income. In the future, she is planning to enlarge her business and collect higher revenues.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 143
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.8
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Kifah to expand her store’s inventory of souvenirs and flowers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Apr 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014