This Kiva borrower is a 21-year-old single man living with his parents and two siblings who are still attending school. He is from Lebanon. He has owned a butcher shop since 2009. Regardless of his young age and years of experience, he is considered as the best butcher in his town serving the most appetizing meat.
He has obtained his first Kiva loan and has been an excellent client with prompt payments. He helps his father with his income to provide a better standard of living for the family. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase pork needed for his shop. He says that this purchase will help him increase his sales and thereby his income.
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.