This Kiva borrower is a 42-year-old married man and the father of 2 school-aged children. He has owned a citrus fruit business for the past 10 years. He cultivates only citrus products on his land. He is the main income provider for his family. He uses plastic tents to grow his produce. These tents allow him to better monitor product quality as well as growing his produce for more months during the year. He works independently in his business.
Today, he is requesting a loan of US$ 1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase needed supplies for his agriculturA. work. In the future, he is planning to grow his business and cultivate other agriculture produce but he hasn't yet decided which type of crops.
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.