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Aya is a 23-year-old Lebanese single woman who lives with her parents and three siblings, who are all working. Her father is the one responsible for supporting the family money-wise. But since his income is not enough, she decided to start working as a hairdresser receiving customers at her house. Her story exemplifies the day-to-day challenges Lebanese women are facing running a business and at the same time supporting their families.

Aya is working hard to continually provide income for everyday expenses. With her requested youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l., she will purchase new hairdressing tools and supplies so as to better serve her clients. Aya hopes her business will grow and wants to be able to give her family needed support.

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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
  • 43
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,495,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.8
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Aya to purchase new hairdressing tools and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2013
Apr 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014