This Kiva borrower is a 45-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is living with his wife. He has owned a small shop where he sells woman, men and children's shoes, all branded and stylish. He has one employee helping him with the work. His wife works in a locA. company to help him pay the costly living expenses. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to diversify his merchandise selection further by purchasing the new summer collection of shoes. He wants to expand his business because he is planning to have a baby soon and he needs to gain more profit to be able to handle the child's expenses.
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.