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Rima is a 46-year-old Lebanese single woman living alone. She’s facing bad financial conditions, especially after her family’s nonexistence next to her.

In 2004, she started to work as a beautician. She works from home and also visits customers wherever they are located to provide them with her high-quality beauty services.

Today, she is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a laser machine so that she can improve her business operations and follow up on the new fashion. This is her first Kiva loan and she is very thankful for the results attained so far.

The demand for beauty and fashion products continues to be high and that is a good chance for Rima to enlarge her business and maybe hire more employees to help her with her job.

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About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,502,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Rima to purchase a laser machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 11, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 18, 2013