Kassem is a 32-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife. Like every couple, Kassem and his wife wish to have their own family and children. For this reason, they combine forces to be able live a suitable life, far from problems and complications.
Kassem opened his own butchery in 2002. He’s a reputable person who always seeks to deliver good, fresh products to his customers. Today, he’s asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy new tools and equipment for his butchery. Then he will be capable to develop his business and augment his sales. In the future, he plans to raise cattle and start his own dairy products business.
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.