Amine is a 63-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife. With her cooperation, he is able to satisfy their family needs and have a decent standard of living. Amine owns a small mini-market where he sells all kinds of dairy and daily products in addition to soft drinks and many other products. He is well known for being kind and friendly with his clients, even if they are visiting him for the first time.
Today, Amine is asking for a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the necessary quantity of food provisions for his mini-market. This way, he will be able to diversify his items and increase his revenues and thus improve his standard of living. Amine looks forward to expanding his grocery and is waiting for the perfect time to open other branches and assign people to work with him.
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.