Monzer is a 61-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and three children, one of whom is working. Despite his older age, he is still courageous and brave, searching for a better life for his family.
He has owned a mini market in his town for the past 28 years. He has a good reputation and a fair number of loyal clients.
Today, he is asking for a loan of $1,000 from Kiva partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase additional inventory to add to his existing one. He notes that this Kiva loan will help him increase his business sales thus his income.
In the future, he plans to further expand his business.
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.