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Sarkis is a 26-year-old single Lebanese man living with his brother. They work together to cover their living expenses and fulfill their needs.

Sarkis has owned a metal shop for a few years. He also works as a dancing teacher to supplement his income.

Today, he is looking for a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas. s.a.l.; he will use it to purchase metal for his business. He noted that this loan will help him increase his productivity and thus improve his way of living.

In the future, he plans to get more Kiva loans in order to enlarge his business.

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
  • 130
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,190,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.8
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Sarkis to purchase metal for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2013
Apr 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014