Atef is a 42-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and two school-age children. He has been working as a driver on a farm specializing in transporting sold animal feed to other farms located in neighboring villages. He is the main income source of the family. With his requested loan of $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, he will be able to pay his children’s school fees. Atef’s only purpose is to insure his children's high academic standards.
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.