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Suzanne is a 30-year-old, Lebanese, married woman who lives with her husband and three school-aged children. With the cooperation of her husband, she has been able to cover the challenging family expenses in addition to her children’s school fees. Since 1997, Suzanne’s husband has been serving in the Lebanese army. In 2009, she opened her own bakery.

Suzanne wants to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to renovate her bakery. She notes that this will improve the bakery, which in turn will allow her attract more clients. In the future, she plans to diversify her food offerings and increase her sales.

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More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 30 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

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
  • 58
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,320,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Suzanne to renovate her bakery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012