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Amale is a friendly and kind young woman. She’s from Lebanon and is 29 years old. She got married a short period ago and has two children. She lives with her husband and children. Amale and her husband are working really hard to provide the family with the needed income. And since she noticed that their income does not satisfy their needs, she decided to launch her clothing business from her home with the small amount of money she already had. She sells a wide variety of clothes from which she earns a fair amount of money daily. Her husband also works at a local company as he is their main income provider.

To better develop her work, she’s requesting a youth loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more merchandise for her business, such as pants, t-shirts and many other items. This will allow her to offer a greater variety of products and thus improve her income.

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
  • 132
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,176,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Amale to buy more merchandise for her business, such as pants, t-shirts and many other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2012
Sep 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013