Abbas is a 40-year-old married man with 3 school-age children. He has owned an electrical equipment and phones shop in his town since 2000. He sells phones, phone accessories and rechargeable cards. He sells, in addition, electric equipment. He took out a first loan from Ameen and he's very thankful for the result of the loan. He has been very reliable in his repayments to Ameen and has repaid on time.
And today, Abbas is asking for a bigger loan amount of $2,000 to purchase additional merchandise needed to increase his sales and thus 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.