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Al Zahraa
Al Zahraa is a 26-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and two children. Her husband works in security and she cooperates with him with the revenue that she earns thanks to her beauty salon, which she opened two years ago. She only serves woman and she has a fair number of customers visiting her because of her welcoming character. Currently, Al Zahraa is applying for a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to buy beauty products and hairdressing supplies with the aim of providing her clients with top quality services. As for her future plans, Al Zahraa is motivated to expand her work and she will possibly start laser services once she is able to afford the machine’s high cost.

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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
  • 103
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,152,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Al Zahraa to buy beauty products and hairdressing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2014