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Zakaria is a 30-year-old single Lebanese man. After gaining 11 years of experience, he was able to open his own barbershop in 2009. Due to his good business reputation, he was capable of building a good number of loyal customers. With his requested youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l, he will purchase shaving tools and supplies in addition to new chairs for his salon. In that way, he will satisfy his customer’s demands and serve them at the top. He is positive about his business prospects and plans to open a new branch of his shop in the coming year.

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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
  • 116
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,414,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,511.3
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD
A loan of $2,000 helped Zakaria to purchase shaving tools, supplies, and chairs.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2013
Jul 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 4, 2013