This Kiva borrower is a 52-year-old married man living with his wife and one child. He is from Lebanon. He has been working in his own butchery for 15 years. He has more than 30 years of experience in this occupation. He sells a wide range of meats to customers from his community. He has been working hard to support his family. This will be his fourth Kiva loan.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1300 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase machinery to help him cut the meat faster. He is very positive about his future plans and hopes to serve more customers and earn a higher income.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur 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.