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Ahmad is a 20-year-old Lebanese man. He’s single and lives with his parents and three siblings. One of them is working. He, together with his father, is trying his best to bring added income to the family and enhance their way of living. He has been working as a blacksmith for a few years. He learned this profession from experience and doing the best he could to improve and develop himself. Since he wants to enlarge his business and grow his work as well, he decided to take a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the needed metal supplies and smithy tools to carry on his work in a proper way. He wishes to get married and have children. These are the reasons he needs to amplify his income in order to be able to make the needed savings for his wedding and 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
  • 175
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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 $2,000 helped Ahmad to purchase metal supplies and smithy tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2012
Jan 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014