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Abdel Karim
Abdel Karim is a 19-year-old Lebanese single man. He owns a tractor which he uses to carry water to houses whenever they are out of water. He also provides farmers with the needed quantity of water so as to ease their crops growing process. With his youth loan requested from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l, he will perform the needed maintenance on his tractor to be able to keep on performing his work with high professionalism. Abdel Karim is very positive and we note that this will be his first Kiva loan and he is sure that it will help him achieve remarkable growth in a short term.

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
  • 36
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Abdel Karim perform the needed maintenance on his tractor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014