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Hussein is a 29-year-old Lebanese single man living with his parents. He has been working as a fisherman for over 10 years. He works on his dad’s fishing boat, and buys frequently needed tools from a local fishing center to proceed with his business operation properly.

Today, he is requesting to borrow a youth loan from Kiva's partner, Vitas s.a.l, to buy fishing equipment and tackles. Hussein is very ambitious and feels positive about his business prospects for the upcoming year. He looks forward to owning a fishing boat as soon as he can.

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
  • 57
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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 Hussein to buy fishing equipment and tackles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2013
Oct 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2014