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Mahdi is a 26-year-old single man from Lebanon. He is living with his parents and three siblings. Two of them are working. He is supporting his father who is the main source of income for the family. He has owned a hubble-bubble shop since 2010, a Lebanese traditional tobacco. Most of his work depends on delivery. People ask for a hubble-bubble to enjoy their day instead of visiting a café or a restaurant. Today, he is looking to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to increase his inventory of hubble-bubble equipment, not to forget the charcoal and all related products. In the future, he plans to borrow another Kiva loan so he can expand his business and increase his earnings.

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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. 

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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
  • 92
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,118,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mahdi to purchase hubble-bubble (traditional Lebanese tobacco) equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014