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Ghiwa is a 30 year old Lebanese married woman. She’s living with her parents and two school aged children because of her husband’s crucial work outside the country.

In 2008, she started her own business selling accessories and traditional clothes from her house. Her income is important in supporting her husband, who works nonstop to be able to satisfy his family's needs and pay his children's study fees. Her husband works at a company that he has spent almost fifteen years in.

Today, Ghiwa is asking for a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to expand her inventory of accessories and traditional clothes. Her intention at this stage is to augment her sales so as to amplify her income. In the future, she is planning to open her own shop.

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
  • 50
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,292,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Ghiwa to expand her inventory of accessories and traditional clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 1, 2012
Nov 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013