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Mirvate is a 23-year-old Lebanese woman. She lives with her husband and one school-aged child. She is working along with her husband to fulfill their family's needs. Mirvate has been working from her home as a tailor for the past three years . She also works as a wedding organizer and decorator.

Today, she is requesting a youth loan, from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, to purchase additional tailoring supplies such as textiles and some wedding planning supplies for her other business. This kiva loan will boost her productivity and also her revenues. In the future, she plans to open her own wedding planning company.

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
  • 129
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,190,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,506.6
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Mirvate to purchase textiles for tailoring and wedding planning supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013