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Zahraa is a 21-year-old, married woman. She lives with her husband and one child. Her husband is the main income provider for the family. Zahraa has been working in the agriculture sector for the past seven years in order to earn extra income and be able to support her family financially.

Today, she is asking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. to purchase seeds and seedlings for planting for her farming business. She is well-known in her region by her good reputation. She is certain that with the new seeds and seedlings, she will be able to increase her income.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a female 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 woman 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
  • 127
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,193,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,514.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Zahraa to purchase seeds and seedlings for planting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2014
May 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015