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Youssef is a 27-year-old married man living with his wife and one child. In 2010, he opened a store, where he works as a furniture painter. He produces stunning results and has one part time-employee helping him with the work. Today, he is applying for a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to buy wood to be able to create more products, as he desires. His only target at this stage is to earn a higher income so as to better support his family. As for his future plans, he agrees with the idea of taking out more loans to grow his business by opening a new branch of his shop.

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
  • 105
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,205,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,511.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Youssef to buy more wood and make more furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2013
Aug 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 23, 2014