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Abbas is a 23-year-old Lebanese single man. He’s living with his parents and only one sibling who is still studying. His father is working really hard to offer a suitable life for his family.

Abbas opened his own gadgets and balloon shop in 2009. Today, he’s in need of a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase added materials for his business such as helium, balloons and many other accessories, in order to diversify his items, boost his sales and gain a new range of customers. This will surely increase his profits. In the future, he plans to open other branches in different areas.

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
  • 86
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,506.6
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,600 helped Abbas to purchase added materials for his business such as helium, balloons and many other accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013