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Aref is a 30-year-old, single man from Lebanon. He lives with his parents and three siblings.

To earn a living, he owns and operates a small shop in his town. At his shop, he sells food provisions and water.

With the requested youth loan proceeds from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l, he would like to purchase a large quantity of foodstuffs and groceries to increase his business sales and thus his income. Aref is very positive and hopes to save as much money as possible because he plans to get married and has to afford the wedding expenses.

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
  • 142
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,571,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Aref to purchase a large quantity of foodstuffs and groceries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014