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Zahra is a 52-year-old Lebanese widowed woman living with her four children. After her husband’s death, the tragedy, Zahra took the responsibility of taking care of her children and providing them with good living standards. So she started to work as a tailor since 2008 and has her own shop where she performs her task efficiently to always satisfy her customers. And today, Zahra is applying for a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to purchase tailoring tools such as needles, bottoms, and textiles. In that way, she will improve her operation by serving more customers and therefore will earn higher income, thus will enhance her family’s way of living.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 87
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,096,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,508.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Zahra to purchase tailoring tools such as needles, bottoms and textiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014