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Zakaria is a 22-year-old married man from Lebanon who lives with his wife. He has worked in the construction field for the past 3 years. His job consists of gypsum board work and he has one full-time employee who assists him to complete his tasks. He creates artistic designs and decorations and he is very professional. Today, with his youth loan requested from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. he will buy construction tools and supplies such as a ladder. In the future, he plans to further expand his business by opening an office and working directly with multiple construction entrepreneurs.

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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
  • 148
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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 $1,200 helped Zakariah to buy construction tools and supplies.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 11, 2013