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Ahmad is a 29-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and only child. Ahmad is the main income source for the family. He covers the expenses with the income that he earns from his blacksmithing business. He has been involved in this type of business for the past five years and owns his shop.

Today, with this youth loan requested from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l, Ahmad will purchase a large quantity of metal which he needs urgently to continue to work properly and efficiently. Ahmad is very positive and tends to always satisfy his family’s needs by meeting their requirements constantly.

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
  • 141
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,678,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,800 helped Ahmad buy metal materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2013
Dec 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014