This Kiva borrower is a 49-year-old married man living with his wife and two young children. He is from Lebanon. He's owned his shop since 1983, selling music CDs and video tapes. In addition, he sells mobiles pre-paid cards. He struggles with lack of financial capital. So today, he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase additional products. By doing this, he should be able to increase his income and overcome the difficulties in improving himself and strengthening his business.
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.