Hasan is a 50-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and four children, some of whom are still attending school. He has owned a small plot of land since 1995 where he cultivates different types of vegetables. He is a good farmer who always looks after his products to result in harvesting delectable goods. Today, with his loan requested from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l, he will purchase a large quantity of potato seeds with the purpose of increasing his productivity, his sales and thus his income. Hasan has a lot of future plans and one of them is to open a vegetable shop where he will better display his products.
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.