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Youssef is a 26-year-old single man from Lebanon. He is living with his parents and four siblings, two of whom are working. He has been working in the construction field for more than eight years. He got involved in this type of business at a very young age in order to give extra financial support to the family. Today, he is asking to borrow a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase construction tools and supplies to proceed with his business operations properly. He has a part-timer helping him with the work and he plans to hire him as a full-timer as soon as he is sure that he will be able to achieve a significant expansion in his business and increase his capital thanks to the loan.

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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
  • 58
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Youssef to purchase construction tools and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2012
Jul 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013