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Ayat is a 25-year-old married woman and the mother of one child. Her husband is the one responsible for everything concerning the family expenses. He has been employed since 2005. As for Ayat, she started her own business in 2011. She works as a hairdresser from her house, where she welcomes customers to provide them with beauty services such as hairdressing, make up, laser etc. She also owns a tattoo machine. Today, she is requesting a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to increase her inventory of new beauty products and hairdressing supplies. She wishes to earn a higher income to be able to expand her business operations and open her own hairdressing salon soon.

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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
  • 32
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,527,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ayat to increase her inventory of new beauty products and hair dressing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 2, 2013
Mar 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014