Fadi is a 46-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and only child. He is the main income source for his family.
He has owned a shoe shop since 2008. He sells a wide variety of shoes from different trends. Due to his friendly personality, he is able to have many loyal customers always visiting his shop to buy their desired shoe style. He has also been able to hire a full-time employee, a sales woman who benefits from a fair salary that helps her support her family financially.
Today, Fadi is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase different type of shoes in order to increase his business sales. He is certain that the loan will help him increase his profits by a large percentage and in the future he plans to expand his business into other areas.
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.