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Darine is a 23-year-old Lebanese married woman and lives with her husband and only child. Her husband is the main income source for the family and he works in the Lebanese army. As for Darine, she has worked on a freelance basis as a beautician for the past five years. In order to improve her work and expand it, she decided to start hair removal services. To make that possible, she is requesting to borrow a youth loan from Kiva's partner Vitas s.a.l to purchase the needed machinery. Darine has requested that her face be blurred in the photo for cultural and/or religious reasons. She always hopes for the best and she puts forth her greatest efforts to develop her work and earn a good income.

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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
  • 128
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,359,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Darine purchase hair removal machinery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014