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Mahmoud is a 22-year-old Lebanese single man living with his parents and only one child. His father is the one taking care of the family and covering their needs, not to forget, however, Mahmoud’s big and important role in assisting and supporting his father in every single, small detail concerning their family.

Mahmoud opened an internet shop in his town in 2007. People also meet at his place to enjoy their time with friends, play internet games and take a coffee. Today, he’s in need to borrow a youth loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l to buy more computers in order to enlarge the shop, plus additional related items. In that way, he will be able to receive more clients and surely earn higher revenues. In the near future, he’s planning to open a snack bar near his internet 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
  • 87
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,096,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Mahmoud to buy more computers, plus additional related items, in order to enlarge the shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2012
Dec 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013