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Total loan: $1,550


Chouf, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon / Services

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A loan helped to buy products for her cosmetics business.

Rayan's story

Rayan is a 27-years-old Palestinian woman. She is married and lives with her husband and children in their owned apartment in Chouf area in a camp for Palestinian refugees.

She works as a makeup artist from home. This talented woman works hard to improve her business and keep her good reputation.

She has applied for a loan from Ibdaa, a Kiva partner, for the first time. She will use the loan to purchase additional cosmetics, lipstick, wax bottles, mousse, and pins. This way, she will sustain her business and expand it. She believes that in taking this step, she will grow her trade and earn more profits.

She is an energetic woman who currently provides unique products at competitive prices. She aims to continue her career by giving all her best and being an honest, ambitious, and hardworking person.