This Kiva borrower is a 30-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and one child. He worked in restaurants for more than 15 years and in 2008 he decided to open his own restaurant. He is the only income provider for his family. He obtained his first Kiva loan and he was a very good client with prompt payments.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to increase his inventory, his business sales, and therefore his profits. He is very positive about his future and hopes to continue the growth of 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.