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Hiba is a 22-year-old Lebanese single woman. She started her career working in clothing stores, and then she became the owner of a proper clothing store. Her store is located at her town where people benefit from plenty of clothes and designs. She also sells gifts and some kitchenware.

Today, in order to increase her store’s inventory, Hiba wants to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. She states that the loan will definitely help her diversify her selection and therefore will satisfy her customers' demands by offering them new collections of T-shirts, pants, etc.

As for her future plans, she is seeking to make use of a new Kiva loan in coming years as she plans to also sell shoes and maybe some women's accessories from her shop.

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
  • 62
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Hiba to increase her clothiing store’s inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2013
Oct 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014