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Adel is a 29-year-old Lebanese man who is married and lives with his wife and three children. Since 2008, he has run a business installing and repairing elevators, and has one full-time employee who works under his supervision. He is requesting a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to buy new tools in order to improve his repair services. In the future, he hopes to work on multiple projects as a way to expand his business operations and earn more money.

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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
  • 142
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,449,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,511.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD
A loan of $2,000 helped Adel to buy new tools.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 10, 2013