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Zeinab is a 22-year-old single Lebanese woman. She cooperates financially with her parents to meet their life needs. Her mother works as a housekeeper, and her father works as a driver. It's difficult for them to earn enough money.

As for Zeinab, she has owned a grocery store since 2011 where she sells canned food, bread, chocolate, cheese, soft drinks, etc. To expand her store's inventory of food provisions and drinks, she is asking for a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l.

She estimates that both her sales and income will increase by approximately 20% after getting the loan. Zeinab shows high enthusiasm to receive the loan, as she is very eager to enlarge her trade and later on to sell new products.

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
  • 177
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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 $700 helped Zeinab to expand her store inventory of food provisions and drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014