This Kiva borrower is a 49-year-old married man living with his wife and three young children who are still attending school. He is from Lebanon. He is the main income provider of his family. He has owned his land since 2007 and has been involved in the agriculture field for the past 15 years. He only cultivates oranges and lemons. In parallel, he used to work in the Lebanese army but now he has retired. Today, he is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase fertilizers and perform the needed maintenance on the water canal. He is sure that the loan will help him improve his work. In the future, he is planning to cultivate all types of vegetables and fruits.
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.