Rashed is a 59-year-old Lebanese man. He got married to Wafaa and has two children. One is studying and the youngest is working. Rashed is the one responsible for managing his family’s household expenses while operating his business and paying his child’s study fees as well.
He has been the owner of a home products shop since 2009. He sells different types of plates, plastic items, cups, and many other products at reasonable prices. Rashed keeps on working very hard in order to maintain his family’s financial status at a good level.
Today, he is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l. to expand his product inventory. In that way, he will be able to boost his sales, thus his income by at least 15%. He badly wishes to amplify his income to offer his family a respectable life far from problems and complications.
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.