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Jaafar is a 26-year-old Lebanese man. He’s single and lives with his one parent and sibling. He is trying his best to bring added income to the family and enhance their way of living. He started working as a blacksmith a few years ago. He learned this profession from many years of experience and is doing the best he can to better improve and develop himself. Despite his tough work tasks, Jaafar does not complain. And as he wants to enlarge his business and grow his work, he decided to take a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the needed metal supplies to carry on his work in a proper way. He wishes to get married and have children. These are the reasons why he’s in a real need to amplify his income in order to be able to make the needed savings for his wedding and his future life plans.

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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
  • 130
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,664,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Jaafar to purchase metal supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 24, 2014