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Hussein is a 29-year-old, Lebanese man who lives with his wife. He is working hard to earn money and enhance his family’s way of living. Even with all the challenges he faced, Hussein was brave and didn’t hesitate to open his own business.

Hussein began working as a blacksmith in 2009. He’s a reputable person and has gained a fair number of customers so far.

Today, Hussein is requesting a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to buy a new generator for his work. This will facilitate his business operations. In the future, he plans to renovate his shop.

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
  • 50
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,292,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Hussein to buy a new generator for his shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013