This Kiva borrower is a 44-year-old married man. He is from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and three young children who are attending school. He has owned a fruit and vegetable shop since 2006. He sells his products to people from his community. He is the only income source of the family.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to increase his inventory so that he could improve his business, increasing his sales and therefore his income.
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.