This Kiva borrower is a 52-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is living with his wife and three children. He has 25 years of experience working in the food and beverage domain. And in 2008, after this extensive experience, he opened his own cafeteria. During those years, this older man was able to have an increasing number of clients who helped him achieve greater income. This will be his second Kiva loan. We note that he has a very good repayment history.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase supplementary materials and equipment needed for his cafeteria. He will also renovate his shop in order to attract more clients and earn superior 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.