This Kiva borrower is a 52-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is living with his wife and four children; two of them are still attending school. He has 30 years of experience working as a farmer. He started running his own business in 1990.
He cultivates all types of vegetables and fruit using large plastic tents to better monitor his products' growth. He sells his goods to multiple fruit and vegetable shops. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase fertilizers and seeds. In the future, he is planning to further expand his business operation. 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.