Abdallah is a 35-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife. They have two children attending school. He was working nights and days to be able to manage his family’s expenses and his business operations. Abdallah owns a small minimarket where he sells all kinds of dairy and daily products. He also sells gifts and toys to supplement his income. He’s well known for being kind and friendly to his clients. Today, he’s asking for a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the needed quantity of food provisions in addition to a diverse quantity of toys and souvenirs. In that way, he will be able to increase his revenues, thus improving his way of living. He looks forward to expanding his grocery, 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.