This Kiva borrower is a 44-year-old married man and the father of three school-age children. He owns a small shop where he makes delicious fresh juices. He is an experienced vendor — and has been selling juice for almost nine years. He is his family's main provider. The availability of fresh juice all year round is one of Lebanon’s many great features. Depending on the season, it is possible to find juices such as mango, pomegranate, lemon, and blood orange. Especially during the summer, his sales and his income increase which is why he is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to improve his shop and increase his inventory.
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.