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Zeina is a 23-year-old married woman from Lebanon living with her husband and only child. In 2009, she opened her own shop where she sells flowers in addition to cosmetics and toys. Her husband has worked as a gardener for the past 12 years and they combine forces to gather enough money to be able to pay everyday expenditures.

Today, she is asking to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to increase her store’s inventory of toys, beauty products and flowers. Zeina intends to vary her products to attract more customers and earn higher income. In the future, she hopes to expand her business into other areas.

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
  • 87
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Zeina to increase her store’s inventory of toys, beauty products, and flowers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2013
Oct 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014