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Samer is an 18-year-old, single man from Lebanon. He got involved in the construction field in 2010. He had to start his career at a young age to supplement the family’s income and to live in better conditions. He works independently, responding promptly to customer’s demands. Recently, he employed a part-time worker to assist him. Therefore, he had to afford more expenses.

At this time, Samer is applying for a youth loan from Kiva partner, Vitas. s.a.l., to purchase new tools and materials needed, such as hammers and cement, to accomplish his job properly and to benefit from the high returns.

In the future, Samer hopes to take multiple construction projects in order to further expand his business operations, make superior income, and be able to enhance his way of living.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Samer to purchase new tools and materials needed in his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014