Tarek is a 32-year-old married Lebanese man living with his wife. They cooperate together, wishing to improve their financials and build a beautiful family with children. Tarek is the one responsible for covering the family expenses. As for Farah, his wife, she's a teacher and has many years of experience in this domain.
Tarek has owned a call center and OMT (online money transfer) shop; he also sells bags and accessories. Today, he's looking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. to enlarge his business by purchasing some products such as recharge cards and other needed items. This will boost his sales thus his profits. In the future, he plans to take more Kiva loans and better develop his work.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur 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.