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Randa is a 35-year-old married mother of five children. In 2011, Lina started her own business, opening in her house a corner for vending housewares with her exceptional selling methods and giving her customers a high quality of products. She is well-known in her region with the special talents in her domain, in addition to the customer care she offers. Today, Randa is requesting a loan from Kiva partner, Vitas s.a.l. to increase her business merchandise, such as dishes, cups, tissues, Tupperware, etc., to meet the needs of her clients in order to increase her income. Randa is very proud of her business growth, and she hopes to open her own shop in the future.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for women in Lebanon. Loan amounts are much smaller than average, and the goal is to support businesses that enable women to work from their homes or further develop their small businesses. There are also fewer eligibility requirements for this product, as part of Vitas' effort to reach more undeserved women in Lebanon. By supporting this loan, you are empowering women in a country where gender roles and norms often make it difficult for women in rural areas to run a business. 

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
  • 53
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,513.4
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Randa to increase her business merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2014
Jun 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015