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Maya is a 30-year-old married woman living with her husband and only child. She has worked as a hairdresser since 2005. She works on a freelance basis visiting customers wherever they reside. With her requested youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l., she will purchase beauty products and hair remover machinery. She has high demands on her talented services and that's why she aims to improve her business continually in order to always satisfy her customer's demands. In the future, Maya confirms that she will request additional Kiva loans because her subsequent step is to become the owner of a proper beauty salon.

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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
  • 130
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,664,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,511.3
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Maya to purchase beauty products and hair remover machinery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014