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Fatmeh is a 31-year-old Lebanese woman who lives with her family. She works hard and tries her best to be as helpful as she can in her family. Two years ago, she started her own job by opening a beauty salon in her house. She has her loyal customers who are so grateful for her. Fatmeh is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner, Vitas s.a.l., to purchase a dryer, scissors, chairs, etc. for her business so that she will be able to serve her customers with good quality products.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for women in Lebanon. Loan amounts are much smaller than average, and the goal is to support businesses that enable women to work from their homes or further develop their small businesses. There are also fewer eligibility requirements for this product, as part of Vitas' effort to reach more undeserved women in Lebanon. By supporting this loan, you are empowering women in a country where gender roles and norms often make it difficult for women in rural areas to run a business. 

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
  • 142
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,510.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Fatmeh to purchase a dryer, scissors, chairs, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015