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Yassine is a 28-year-old Lebanese man who lives with his wife and child. Since their marriage, he has taken on responsibility for supporting his family by running an auto spare-parts shop. He opened this shop in 2006 and has all kinds of parts in stock so that he can fill customer orders. He is requesting a youth loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, to increase his shop’s inventory of mechanical tools and supplies such as car mirrors. Yassine is really happy with how his shop is doing and the fact that he has earned a higher income by expanding it. In the future, he plans to open a new store at a new location.

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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. 

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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
  • 127
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,193,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Yassine to increase his shop’s inventory of mechanical tools and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 21, 2014