Antoine is a 51-year-old married man. A father of three children, he opened his business in 1990 to earn income to help satisfy the needs of his family. He opened a butcher shop and, over the years, he became well known in the whole region for his good business reputation.
Antoine repaid his first loan successfully and, after developing his business, he is asking for a new loan of $1,000 to purchase a new refrigerator to display his goods.
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.