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Maya is a 27-year-old married woman. In order to help with her family’s expenses, Maya has opened a beauty salon in her home. She has taken a first loan of $1,000 and she was able to expand her home business by adding new services and purchasing more equipment. Maya says that her business productivity and income have both increased as a result of this loan. She has also been able to attract new clients. Over the course of her loan term, Maya has consistently paid on time and she has even repaid the full loan amount earlier than her scheduled end date.

Today, she is asking for a loan of $2,000 to prepare a big beauty room with all the arrangements needed. In the future, Maya would like to open a formal beauty salon for women. She is working to achieve even greater business success in the coming year.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Maya to prepare a big beauty room.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2010
Apr 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011