Gerges is a 50-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and four children. Two of the children are working, while two others are still attending school. Gerges is the main source of income in the family and he has big and serious responsibilities.
Gerges has been working as a farmer for the past eleven years; he really loves farming and wishes to spend the rest of his life working on his land. Today, he needs to borrow $2000 from kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a mini van, which will help him transport his products in the fastest way. In the future, he plans to work with high tech materials in order to grow up his land.
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.