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Malak is a 20-year-old married woman form Lebanon. She lives with her husband who serves in the Lebanese army and is working really hard as he is the one responsible for covering the family expenses.

Malak has owned a beauty salon since 2009 and she welcomes customers to provide them with beauty services such as hairdressing, make-up, etc. Today, she is requesting to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to increase her inventory of new beauty products and supplies. She intends to enhance her work operations by offering her clients high-quality services in order to satisfy their demand and keep them loyal to her shop.

In the future, she plans to expand her business into other areas.

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
  • 42
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,495,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Malak to increase her inventory of new beauty products and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 29, 2012
Jan 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014