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Youssef is a 26-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with Sonia, the mother of their only child. With her cooperation, they are able to cover their expenses, especially the costs for their new baby. Youssef owns a small mini market where he sells all kinds of dairy and daily products in addition to soft drinks and many other products. As for his wife, she works as a teacher and she’s ready to help whenever needed. Today, he’s asking for a youth loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the needed quantity of food provisions for his mini market. In this way, he will be able to diversify his items, increase his revenues and improve his way of living. He looks forward to expanding his grocery store, waiting the perfect time to open other branches and assign his children as owners of these branches.

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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
  • 32
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,505,775
    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 food provisions for his mini market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2012
Jan 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014