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Amina is a 33-year-old, married woman. She lives with her husband and five children. Her husband is the main income provider for the family. Amina has been working in the agriculture sector, for the past five 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 business. She is well-known in her region by her good reputation. She is certain that with the new merchandise, she will be able to increase her income.

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
  • 44
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,495,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,513.4
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Amina to purchase seeds and seedlings for planting for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2014
Jun 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015