This Kiva borrower is a 37-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is living with his wife and two young children, both in school. He has worked in multiple grocery stores and mini-markets for 10 years. Then, he decided to open his own mini-market in 2008. He sells dairy and daily-use products, detergents, beverages, etc. He is the only income provider of the family.
With his loan of $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, he will purchase new merchandise to increase his sales and therefore his income. We note that he is a very positive man with high hopes for the future of his business.
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.