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Ali is a 25-year-old Lebanese single man living with his parents and six siblings. Over the years, he has had good experience working as a painter. He works in his town with multiple projects and also works upon customer’s requests. Ali was capable of gaining a fair number of clients. He works in collaboration with his brothers to provide better living conditions for the family. Today, he is asking for a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to purchase scaffolding for his business. He needs to be prepared to satisfy the clients and build a good business reputation. In the future, he hopes to take multiple construction projects in order to further expand his business operations.

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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
  • 62
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $2,000 helped Ali to purchase scaffolding for his business.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2013
May 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 23, 2013