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Rodana is a 28-year-old Lebanese single woman living with her parents and two working siblings. The whole family cooperates together to be able to live a better life and as it should be. Rodana started her own business as a hair dresser seven years ago. Today, she has the intention to take out a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new hair dressing tools for her salon. She notes that this will keep her up to date and allow her to attract additional customers as well. In the future, she plans to open a beauty salon.

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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
  • 59
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,506.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Rodana to purchase new hair dressing tools for her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2012
May 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013