This Kiva borrower is a 53-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is living with his wife and two young children. He is the manager of a small grocery store. After seeing the necessity for a higher income source, he decided to diversify his business by adding a small area in his shop where he produces fast food such as burgers, beef sandwiches etc. Despite his older age, this man contributes with all his efforts to be able to satisfy his family needs.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new baking tools, equipment and a barbecue in order to increase his business productivity. He looks forward to generating better profits and being able to expand his business even further.
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.