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Sawsan is a 30-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and four school-aged children. In 2000, she started running her business; she owns a female beauty salon. She provides her customers with the top hairdressing services. She is very talented and knows how to satisfy women's demand. Her income is important to help with her household expenses and to pay her children’s school fees.

Today, she is requesting to borrow $800 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new hairdressing equipment and supplies. In the future, she hopes to further expand her business by adding new beauty services in her salon.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,536,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Sawsan to purchase new hairdressing equipment and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 29, 2012