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Kassem is an 18-year-old single Lebanese man living with his parents and five siblings. Four of them are working. His father is the only other source of income in the family and taking on his own all expenses and responsibilities. Kassem owns a poultry shop. He is well known for his generosity and good quality. Today, he’s looking to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase an electrical generator and a freezer.This will allow him to increase his food inventory and keep them in good conditions. In the future, he seeks to open his own snack shop.

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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
  • 143
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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 $1,500 helped Kassem to purchase an electrical generator and a freezer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2012
May 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013