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Annie is a friendly Lebanese woman. She is 25 years-old and lives with her father and two siblings. She’s really proud of her family and ready to do her best to be able to offer them a respectable life. Since she noticed that her father’s income does not satisfy their needs, she decided to open her own lingerie shop with the small amount of money she already has. She sells a wide variety of women's lingerie from which she earns a fair amount of money daily. To better develop her work, she’s requesting today a youth loan from Kiva Partner Vitas s.a.l. She will be utilizing the loan to enlarge her business by adding diverse items to it. This will allow her to offer a greater variety of products and thus improve her income.

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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
  • 148
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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 Annie to enlarge her business by adding diverse items to it.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Apr 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014