Nasser is a 55-year-old married man from Lebanon living with his wife and three children, who are attending school. He has owned a store since 2008, where he sells tasty nuts, chocolates and groceries. With the loan requested from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l, he will purchase chocolate packs and crystal plates. Nasser states that he will be using these packs and plates to insert chocolates inside them, creating original designs to be sold on occasions. He is very optimistic and confident that the loan will allow him to gain more customers and make a higher income.
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.