Gerges is a 53-year-old married man and the father of 2 children. He has owned a vegetable shop since 2000 and has 16 years of experience in the agriculture sector. Today, Gerges is asking for a loan of $1,200 to renovate his shop in order to attract more clients and increase his income.
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.