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Ousama is a 22-year-old Lebanese single man. He lives with his parents and three siblings. One of them is working.

After finding it hard to cover his family expenses, he decided to double his efforts and combine forces with his brother. Ousama started his own work as a painter in 2010 on a free-lance basis. He’s a reputable man, known for his good and well-organized work. Today, he is asking for a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase additional painting supplies for his business. This Kiva loan will improve his work and allow him to start his new project properly.

In the future, he plans to open his own painting 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

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 175
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Ousama to purchase additional painting supplies for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2012
May 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013