Georges is a 47-year-old married man with three children. He has been working for the past 12 years as a garden arranger. He works at the request of his customers, organizing their gardens and applying pesticides, etc. His children contribute with him to cover the family expenses.
He already has taken a loan from Ameen and he has been a reliable borrower with on-time repayments throughout his loan cycle. He has also decided to repay his full loan amount several months early. Today, Georges is requesting a new loan of $2,000 to purchase a new developed herb cutter to expand his business productivity and meet his customers’ demands.
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.