This Kiva borrower is a 52-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and three children. Two of his children also work to help support the family. He has been working in the agriculturA. industry for over 20 years. He has owned his own farm since 1993. He has one person who assists him part time.
He is requesting a loan of $1,200 from Kiva partner, Ameen s.a.l. He plans to use the loan to invest in new tools for his work. 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 (i.e. blacking out portions of the entrepreneur in his picture, not indicating his 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 loans 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 $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.