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Sadek is a 20-year-old single man from Lebanon. In 2010, he started working independently as a blacksmith. His job is located next to his home and he has one full-time employee helping him to complete the essential tasks. Today, he is requesting a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. to purchase an iron welding motor and tools needed to carry on with his work properly. He is optimistic about his business prospects and he is certain that with the loan's help his business income will increase In the future, he hopes to make the needed savings to be able to get married and afford the costly expenses.

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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
  • 80
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,094,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,511.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Sadek to purchase an iron welding motor and necessary tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014