This Kiva borrower is a 47-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and four children; two of them are still attending school. He has been working in general trading for 10 years. After gaining the needed experience, he decided to open his own shop in 2007. His work is specialized in buying and selling tinware products. He has obtained two Kiva loans and was very satisfied with the results.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to increase his shop’s inventory in order to expand his business operation. He says that the loan will help him earn higher income. He is very positive about his future plans.
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.