Ahmad is a 34-year-old married Lebanese man living with his parents, wife and five children. Since 2007 he has owned a shoe shop, where he puts different trends and brands on the market. He has obtained his first Kiva loan; he has always been a reliable client with punctuA. payments. With his requested loan of $3000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, he will be able to purchase more shoes to sell. In the future, he plans to add a small corner in his shop where he will sell women’s bags and accessories.
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.