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Wassef is a 26-year-old, single man from Lebanon. He started to work at a young age, to fulfill his needs and support his family. He is a talented blacksmith. He owns a repair shop, where he serves his customers in a very friendly and professional way.

Today, he is requesting to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas, s.a.l. He will use the loan to purchase new products that will enhance his repair services and remarkably improve his business. Wassef is aiming to move into a bigger shop, where he will welcome a wider range of clientele. To do so, he definitely requires benefiting from this loan, and more loans to come.

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
  • 124
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $16,571,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,502.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Wassef to purchase new products to use in his blacksmith work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015