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Zeinab is a 22-year-old married Lebanese woman living with her husband, who is in the Lebanese army. She has two children who are attending school.

She has been working as a beautician since 2010. Zeinab works from her home, where she receives her customers.

With her youth loan requested from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l, she will purchase beauty products and supplies.

Zeinab is very satisfied, and seeks to open a formal beauty salon as soon as she can after receiving a new Kiva loan.

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
  • 86
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,511.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Zeinab to purchase beauty products and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2013
Oct 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014