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Khouloud is a 24-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband Ali and their three children, all of whom are still attending school. Although Khoulod should be taking care of her children, she was obliged to go to work because she is responsible for helping her husband meet their family expenses. She opened her own clothing shop in 2010 and provides her customers with a variety of women's, kids' and men's clothes at fair prices. She is satisfied with what she has attained so far, even though she wishes to enhance her family’s way of living even more. As for her husband, he has been working in the construction field for many years. Khouloud is seeking a youth loan from Kiva Partner Vitas s.a.l to buy a new collection of clothes that she will sell to increase her earnings. Her husband and children trust her, knowing that she’s a brave woman who can handle problems however complicated they are.

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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
  • 86
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,262,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.8
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Khouloud to buy a new collection of clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013