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Hussein is a 25-year-old Lebanese single man living with his parents and three siblings, two of whom are working. His father is the one taking care of the family and covering their living costs. Hussein decided to start his own business as a blacksmith in 2009, after fifteen years of experience in this field. Now he has a fair number of customers asking for his services.

Today, he’s in need of borrowing a youth loan of $1,600 from the Kiva partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase added products for his business, such as metal. This will help him continue his work in a proper way and respond rapidly to his customers’ demands. In the future, he plans to expand his business in order to earn a higher income.

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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
  • 33
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,527,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Hussein to purchase added products for his business, such as metal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2011
Jan 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012