Ahmad is a 39-year-old Lebanese single man living on his own. He has been working in the agricultural field for the past 16 years. In 1998, he bought a plot of land where he started to cultivate vegetables according to the season. With his requested loan of $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, he will be able to purchase fertilizers and seeds in order to increase his business productivity. Therefore, his sales will increase his income. In the future, he plans to start cultivating exotic fruits.
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.