Youssef is a 46-year-old married man with seven children, of whom five are unemployed. He has worked as a farmer for the past 15 years. He cultivates all type of vegetables, according to the season, and he sells his products to the market. Youssef is well known in his region for his good quality products. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,000 USD to purchase farming supplies such as fertilizers, seeds and other supplies needed to cultivate his land.
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.