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Mirna is a thirty-one-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and only one school-aged child who is still attending school. She strives to work really hard to support her husband to provide for their family expenses. He’s a member of the internal national security and has been there for many years. As for Mirna, she has owned a beauty salon since 2009 and she's more than satisfied with what she has attained so far.

Today, she needs to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase added cosmetic supplies for her shop. This loan will increase her sales therefore her profits thus her revenues. In the future, she plans to open her own beauty center.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 58
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,318,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,506.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Mirna to purchase additional cosmetic supplies for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013