This Kiva borrower is a 54-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and three children who are still attending school. He has owned a tractor for 7 years. His work is specialized in excavating land for cultivation and harvesting the planted crops. He works upon request of the land owners. He has been able to improve his business through his first loan that Kiva has granted him.
Today, he is requesting to take out a second loan of $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to perform much needed maintenance work on his tractor’s engine and body. In that way, he will be able to proceed with his work easier and faster. In the future, he is hoping to buy land and start his own farming work.
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.