This Kiva borrower from Lebanon is a 61-year-old, married man. He lives with his wife and child. Both he and his child work to support the family. He has been selling vegetables from his truck to customers in his region since 1970. Lebanon is rich in its agricultural products and it is common to find vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the country.
This borrower is requesting a loan of $700 from Kiva partner, Ameen s.a.l., to make much needed repairs to his work vehicle so that he can better serve his customers.
Note: Based on the political and social challenges of Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur have been altered to protect him or her (i.e. blacking out portions of the entrepreneur in his/her picture, not indicating his/her name and location, etc.). Ameen s.a.l. appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages lenders to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.
Ameen has been able to use its interest-free loan from Kiva to offer lower interest loans with faster disbursement for their micro-loan borrowers. Since its inception, Ameen has provided high quality financial services to over 41,000 borrowers and disbursed over 81,000 loans totaling US $115 million. To learn more about Ameen, please follow this link
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.