This Kiva borrower is a 21-year-old single man from Lebanon. He lives with his parents and two siblings. Despite his young age, he has been running his own farming business since 2007. He cultivates all type of vegetables and fruits according to the season. He uses plastic tents to grow his products. This allows him to better monitor product quality during the year. He helps his father cover the household expenses. He has obtained three Kiva loans and he was very satisfied with the results.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $2000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase needed supplies for his agricultural work. He estimates that with the coming harvesting, his profits will increase.
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.