Abbas, 49 years old, lives with his wife in Lebanon. He is an experienced farmer, having worked in agriculture for the past 26 years. Abbas' job consists of cultivating vegetables. He works hard in order to enhance his family’s way of living. Abbas is requesting a loan of $1,000 from Kiva's partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase agricultural supplies. He is sure that the loan will help him increase his 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.