Khalil is 56 years old, married, and has four children, three who attend school and one who works. He is the main income provider in his family and their only support.
Khalil opened his own minimarket in 1996. He also sells vegetables and looks to further increase his product selection. He is requesting a loan for $3,000 from Ameen s.a.l., which he will use to buy the groceries for his business. He notes that this will help him develop his work and attract more clients. In the future, he plans to open other branches in the neighboring areas.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur 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.