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Bilal is a 21-year-old Lebanese man. He’s single, living with his parents and four siblings. He, together with his father, try their best to bring added income to the family and enhance their way of living.

He has been working as a blacksmith for a few years. Despite his tough work tasks, and in order to take some responsibilities off of his father, he strives to work really hard. He wants to enlarge and grow his business, so he decided to take a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to purchase the needed metal supplies, and carry on his work in a proper way.

Bilal wishes to get married and have children; this is the reason why he has a real need to amplify his income. He will then be able to save for his wedding, and for the future life he plans.

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
  • 42
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,495,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Bilal to purchase metal supplies for his blacksmith business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2013
Apr 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014