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Sleiman is a 19-year-old, single Lebanese man living with his parents and four siblings, three of whom are working. His father provides the main source of income for the family. Sleiman started to work as a blacksmith in 2007, and he has earned a fair number of loyal customers. He works on a freelance basis at his customers' request. Today, he’s requesting a youth loan of $1100 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new materials for his business, such as metal. This loan will help him to continue his work in a proper way and develop his business. In the future, he plans to open his own metal shop.

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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. 

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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
  • 58
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Sleiman to purchase new materials for his business, such as metal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 24, 2011
Jan 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014