This Kiva borrower is a 41-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and seven children, six of whom are still attending school. He has owned a flower shop since 2002, and has 20 years of experience working in this business. He sells both real and artificial roses. He works hard to earn a good income in order to be able to meet the family expenses, especially his children's schooling. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,500 from Kiva partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase additional products needed. He intends to increase his business sales in order to earn a higher income and be able to better support his family.
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.