This Kiva borrower is a 50-year-old married man and the father of three children. He is from Lebanon. He started working in the agriculture field 35 years ago and started his own business in 1980. He cultivates vegetables and olives. He delivers his harvest to a local agriculture market. He is the main income provider of his family but two of his children help him with the household expenses. One of the children is an employee and the other works as a blacksmith. Today he is requesting to borrow $700 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase agriculture tools and supplies to increase his productivity and, therefore, his income. He works hard and hopes to reach a better level in his life by expanding his business.
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.