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This is Rima, a 34-year-old Lebanese woman. She’s married and lives with her husband, who has been working for a local company since 2000.

Rima started her own home business as a tailor in 2005. She’s stylish, fashionable and seeks to please her customers as much as she can.

Today, she’s looking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to purchase a new sewing machine in order to improve her business and therefore increase her productivity.

Rima has big responsibilities to care for and this is the perfect time to better develop her work and augment her earnings. She’s planning to open her own tailoring shop and also expand her business outside the country soon.

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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
  • 30
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,512,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.8
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Rima to purchase a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013