Ahmad is a 35-year-old married man living with his wife and only child. He is from Lebanon. He has 15 years of experience working in the agricultural field. In 2009, Ahmad purchased land and started cultivating different types of vegetables according to the season. He has two part-timers helping him accomplish the work tasks. Today, he is asking to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase fertilizers and seeds. He will also perform the needed maintenance on the water canal to help the products grow. He estimates that the loan will help him increase his business productivity and profits by 15%.
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.