Khalil is a 56-year-old married Lebanese man. He lives with his wife and only child who is still attending college. Khalil is the one responsible for paying his family's expenses and supporting them. He has owned a clothing shop since 2009, and he’s well known for his fashionable and stylish clothes. Today, he’s asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase the new spring collection of clothes in order to increase his sales and therefore his profits. In the future, he plans to open a new kid’s section.
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.