Saber is a 31-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and two young children who are still attending school. He has owned a coffee cart since 2009 which he installs in a specific place in his town to provide customers with delicious fresh coffee. At the same time, he has been working at a local municipality since 2004 so as to make good profits. Today, he is requesting to borrow $2500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a new espresso machine. In the future, he plans to open his own coffee shop.
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.