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Ali is a 20-year-old Lebanese single man. He lives with his parents and three siblings. With the cooperation of his father, Ali was able to respond to his family needs so they can live a respectable life.

Ali has owned a mini-market for several years. He has a big variety of products which he sells to customers from his town and the neighboring villages. He’s well known for being kind and friendly with his customers even when they are visiting his shop for the first time.

Today, he’s asking for a youth loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the required quantity of food provisions for his mini-market. Then he will be able to diversify his inventory and therefore increase his revenue and improve his family’s way of living.

Ali looks forward to expanding his grocery and collecting the needed savings to be able to get married and have his own family and children.

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
  • 133
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,176,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Ali to purchase the required quantity of food provisions for his mini-market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014