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Najlaa is a 40-year-old married woman who lives with her husband and three children who are still attending school. She started her own job by opening a beauty salon in her house in 2008. She works so hard to earn extra income in order to develop her life. Her customers are so glad with the results they obtained from her. Today, she is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Vitas. s.a.l. to purchase equipment for her beauty salon to better serve her customers.

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
  • 138
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,174,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,513.3
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Najlaa to purchase equipment for her beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2014
Jul 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015