Nabil is a 53-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and three school-age children. With the cooperation of his wife, he is able to satisfy his family's needs and offer them a fair way of living. Nabil owns a small mini-market where he sells all kinds of dairy and daily products in addition to soft drinks and many other products. As for his wife, she works as a teacher to help him cover their family expenses. Today, he’s asking for a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the needed quantity of food provisions for his mini-market. In that way he will be able to diversify his inventory and therefore increase his revenues and his standard of living. Nabil looks forward to expanding his grocery, waiting for the perfect time to open other branches and assign his children to ownership of these branches.
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.