This Kiva borrower is a 47-year-old married man and the father of two school-age children. He is from Lebanon. He opened a juice and cocktail shop in 1986. His freshly prepared goods are enjoyed by members of his town and its surroundings. Lebanon is known for its multiple seasons so there is always a variety of fruit during the year. He is the main income provider of the family.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to improve his business by purchasing additional merchandise and renovating his shop in order to attract more clients. This will be his second Kiva loan.
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.