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Leila is a 30-year-old Lebanese woman. She is married and living with her husband and two school-aged children. Her husband is the one responsible for them and the whole family is really thankful for what he did so far and will be going to do. Leila decided to start her own work as a photographer in 2009 and has opened her own studio. She is talented and works with a high professionalism. Today, she is asking for a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a new scanner machine for her work in order to increase her sales and thus her revenues. In the future, she plans to open her own photography center.

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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
  • $18,215,950
    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 Leila to purchase a new scanner machine for her work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012