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Bachir, a 27-year-old single man from Lebanon, owns a café in his town where he welcomes customers from various areas and villages to rest and enjoy their time. He also serves popcorn and ice cream.

With his requested youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l, Bachir will purchase an espresso machine. He states that this machine will help him provide more customers with delectable coffee which will increase his income. In the future, he plans to expand his business and add a corner into his café where he will start to serve food plates and sandwiches.

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
  • 131
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,345,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,511.3
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD
A loan of $2,000 helped Bachir to purchase an espresso machine.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2013
Jul 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 4, 2013