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Shadi is a 30-year-old married Lebanese man, who lives with his wife and two school aged children. Because of the high cost of living and after being the main income provider in his family, he decided to open his own jewelry workshop in 2003.
He works to a high standard of professionalism and has his loyal customers. Now, he’s asking for a youth loan of $3000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to renovate his tools and buy additional ones.
This will facilitate his business operations and boost his productivity. In the future, he plans to make and sell his own jewelry designs.

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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
  • 62
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $3,000 helped Shadi to renovate his tools and buy additional ones.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 24, 2011
Jan 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 23, 2012