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Hussein is a 19-year-old Lebanese single man living with his parents and four siblings, one of whom works. Hussein’s father is the one fulfilling his family's needs and responding to their demands. Since 2006, Hussein has been working in construction, specializing in floor coverings and waiting for the perfect timing to grow in this field. He works independently upon customers’ requests. Hussein is now looking to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new construction supplies for his work and to develop his business. In the future, he plans to take on bigger projects outside the country.

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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

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 128
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,605,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,506.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Hussein to purchase new construction supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 23, 2013