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Ismail is a 22-year-old single Lebanese man. He was forced to work at a very young age to supplement the family's income since his relatives passed through bad and hard situations, and he had to do whatever was needed to help his family overcome that.

He is a plumber who has worked on a freelance basis for the past seven years. To purchase new plumbing tools and supplies such as tubes, faucets, hammers, etc., Ismail is applying for a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. He says that these purchases will ease his operations and will even result in a better quality of repairs. In the future, he plans to be the owner of a proper plumbing 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
  • 119
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,414,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,511.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Ismail to purchase new plumbing tools and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014