This Kiva borrower is a 27-year-old Lebanese single man living with his parents and one sibling. He has six years of experience working with mobile phones. Then he opened his own store four years ago. With his loan requested of $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. he will be able to increase his merchandise selection of new mobile phones and purchase prepaid telephone cards to sell. He notes that both his income and business productivity will be increased as a result of the loan. In the future, he is looking to further expand his business and increase his capital.
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.