This Kiva borrower from Lebanon is a 33-year-old married man. He is the sole income provider for his wife and five children. He has been working in the agriculturA. industry for almost 10 years. He grows a wide variety of vegetables using large plastic tents. These tents allow him to grow more types of products throughout the year. He is well established in his business and has a wide range of tools and equipment to help with his work. The loan officer notes that he has a good reputation in his community.
He is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to install new plastic tents on his farm. This will be his first loan from Ameen.
Note: Based on the politicA. and sociA. 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 financiA. services to over 41,000 borrowers and disbursed over 81,000 loans totaling US $115 million. To learn more about Ameen, please visit: http://partners.kiva.org/partners/115
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.