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Mostafa is a 28-year-old Lebanese man who lives by himself. He is very independent and works really hard at building his own future. After gaining four years of experience in his present occupation, he was able to open his own barber shop. He has acquired a good reputation and is building a good career with a fair number of loyal customers. He plans to use this youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy a new chair after renovating his salon. In that way, he will satisfy his customer’s demands and serve them as well as possible. He goal is to expand his business and earn enough money to get married and have children.

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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
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Mostafa to buy a new chair for his barber shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013