This Kiva borrower is a 55-year-old married man and father of 2 children, one of whom is still attending the school. He has been running a clothing store for the past fifteen years. He sells only woman clothes. He has a good number of clients passing by his shop because he always presents new collections to attract them. With a loan of $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l., he will expand his store’s inventory for the coming winter season. He says the loan will help him to diversify his merchandise selection. In the future, he is hoping to also sell woman shoes and bags by adding a corner for this purpose in this store.
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.