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Hicham is a 30-year-old married, Lebanese man. He lives with his wife and two children, who are still attending school.
He’s the one responsible for covering his family needs and paying his children’s educational fees. He began to work as an electrician in 2002 and he visits customers at home. Now, he’s requesting a youth loan of $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new electrical tools and supplies for his business, such as electrical cables.
He notes that this will help him serve a wider range of people and earn a higher income. In the future, he plans to open his own electrical products shop.

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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
  • 85
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Hicham to purchase new electrical tools and supplies for his business, such as electrical cables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 24, 2011
Jan 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 26, 2013