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Chawkat is a 27-year-old married Lebanese man. He lives with his wife and two children, both of whom are studying. He strives to work hard in order to cover his children's study fees. Chawkat started his own business as a barber in 2004. He’s a reputable man and has a fashionable and chic style. Today, he’s requesting to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to enlarge his salon and change its interior decoration so that he will be able to serve more clients. In the future, he plans to better develop his business and earn superior income.

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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
  • 147
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,506.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Chawkat to enlarge his salon and change its interior decoration so he can serve more clients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2012
May 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012