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Ayda is a 23-year-old Lebanese engaged woman. Her fiancé works as an employee at a local food company. As for her, she is a makeup artist working at this occupation since 2009. She serves her customers at her house. In addition, Ayda has been working at a local company since 2006 in order to earn a higher income and be able to save (in cooperation with her fiancé) the needed money to be able to afford their wedding expenses.

Today, Ayda is applying for a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. She notes that she will purchase new tools and beauty products and she is ready to provide her customers with a better quality of services. That’s how she will be able to gain higher income, expand her business, and enhance the way of living she is seeking.

In the future, she wants to open her own beauty center where she will start hairdressing services as well.

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
  • 94
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,124,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Ayda purchase new tools and beauty products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Sep 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 23, 2014