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Amani is a 24-year-old Lebanese woman. She is single and lives with her parents and four employed siblings. The whole family contributes to cover their expenses. In 2009, Amani began work as a hair dresser from her home. She knows chic and stylish haircuts that help to attract more customers.

Amani is requesting a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to buy new beauty salon supplies. She notes that this will increase her job productivity by 20%. In the future, Amani plans to open her own salon and hire people to work with her.

Additional Information

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
  • 142
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,174,025
    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 Amani to buy new supplies for her beauty salon business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013