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Farah is the 22-year-old married mother of one child. In 2012, she started her own job by setting up a small room in her house to prepare and sell homemade foods, in order to help improve her family’s way of life. Today she is applying to take out a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. to improve her business merchandise, so she can offer the best products to her clients, earn extra money, sell more products and expand her business area. In the future, she plans to open her own shop.

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
  • 87
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,512.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Farah to improve her business merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015