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Kassem
Kassem is a 23-year-old Lebanese single man. He’s living with his parents and two siblings. His father is the one taking care of the family and responding to their needs.

Unlike others of his age, Kassem started to work very early, expecting to help his father with their expenses. He has been working as a plumber since 2004 on a free-lance basis and has a fair number of clients asking for his services. Today, he’s in need to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new plumbing tools and expand his business. He notes that he’s hoping to take bigger projects and this Kiva loan will help him achieve his goal. In the future, he plans to open his own plumbing equipment shop.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a 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 person 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

  • $5,900
    Average annual income
  • 80
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $14,952,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,375 helped Kassem to purchase new plumbing tools and expand his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 16, 2012
Listed
Feb 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Feb 15, 2013