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Jaafar is a 26-year-old Lebanese single man. He lives with his parents and four siblings, who are all working. His father and siblings strive to work under pressure in order to have a good way of living. And after many years of experience as a carpenter, Jaafar decided to open his own carpentry business in 2004. He’s a reputable man who has gained a fair number of loyal customers despite his young age. Today, he is asking for a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase the needed quantity of wood for his work. He notes that this will improve his business and thus boost his productivity. In the future, he plans to take on bigger projects outside the country.

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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
  • 35
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,500.0
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jaafar to purchase the needed quantity of wood for his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 7, 2012
May 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013