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Hasib is a 25-year-old Lebanese man. He’s married, and lives with his wife and one child. Together with his wife, Hasib is trying his best to make additional income for the family and pay for their child’s costs of living. Hasib has been working as a blacksmith for the past few years when he decided to work on his own to improve and develop himself in 2009. As he wants to expand his business and increase his work, he wants to borrow a youth loan from Kiva's partner Vitas s.a.l to purchase added metal supplies for his business. This will facilitate his work and allow him take bigger projects. Hasib’s greatest dream is to properly educate his child and see him achieve higher positions.

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
  • 77
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,267,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.8
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Hasib to purchase additional metal supplies for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2013
Apr 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 27, 2014