Hasan is a 38-year-old Lebanese man, who is married and lives with his wife and three school-aged children. He is a good man seeking a respectable life for his family. For this reason, he opened his own home products shop in 2006 and still has it. He has a variety of products and his customers can easily find what they are searching for.
Today, Hasan is looking to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy additional home supplies for his shop such as plates, knives, plastic items, and many other things. He is sure that this Kiva loan will improve his business and allow him to attract more customers. In the future, he plans to work as a wholesaler.
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.