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This Kiva borrower is a 38-year-old married woman who lives in Lebanon. She has two young children, and since 2002 has also worked as a beautician in a special room she has installed in her house. She also travels to various locations when customers request it. She is applying for a loan for $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen buy additional tools and supplies.

Women continue to play an important role in Lebanese society, especially on matters that concern their families. They also serve as strong role models for their children, and often provide significant supplements to their husband's income. In almost all parts of Lebanon, demand for beauty and fashion products is very high.

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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
  • 89
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped this borrower to buy supplies for her beauty parlor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 29, 2012