Khaled is a 31-year-old Lebanese man, engaged to be married and living on his own. He has been working as a fisherman for over 10 years and bought his individual fishing boat in 2006. He buys frequently needed tools from a local fishing center to proceed with his business operation.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy required fishing equipment and supplies. He feels positive about his business prospects for the coming year and looks forward to purchasing another fishing boat.
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.