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Imad is a 29-year-old married man from Lebanon who lives with his wife and only child. He has owned a car repair shop since 2011.

Imad's job consists of repairing cars, both inside and outside. He works very hard to support his family and recently, he hired a part-time employee to help him complete the work.

With Imad's requested youth loan from Kiva partner, Vitas s.a.l, he will increase his shop’s inventory of mechanical tools and supplies such as oils, screw-drivers, hummers etc.

In the future, Imad plans to open a new branch of his shop, where he will sell spare car parts.

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
  • 42
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,495,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,500 helped Imad increase his shop’s inventory of mechanical tools and supplies.
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 12, 2013