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Bahaa is a Lebanese single man. He is 24 years old. He is living with his parents, and one working sibling at their house that is located in one of the most beautiful villages in Lebanon. He, together with his brother, manages their family’s household. At this time, Bahaa is working non-stop to provide his family with the needed income. He has been working in his own bakery for a few years and he’s well known for his good place and delicious food. He has loyal customers always asking for his goods. He is taking a youth loan from Kiva Partner Vitas s.a.l. to buy raw materials like flour, sugar, and butter, which he needs to continue production and expand his product inventory. He expects a boost in his income as he expands his business. He has ideas about how to grow his business in the future, and he thinks of taking more Kiva loans to achieve his goals.

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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
  • 58
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,503.6
    Lebanon Pounds (LBP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Bahaa to buy raw materials like flour, sugar, and butter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014