Youssef is a 45-year-old Lebanese married man and the father of three children. Two of his children are still attending school. He has 18 years of experience working as a farmer. In 2000, he started running his own farm where he cultivates fruits, especially peaches. With his requested loan of $1200 from Kiva's partner Ameen s.a.l., he will be able to purchase agriculturA. fertilizers to make goods grow more successfully. In the future, he plans to also cultivate vegetables.
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.