This Kiva borrower is a 32-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife. He has owned a gas shop since 1998. He works closely with a gas company where he fills up bottles with gas and sells them to customers and some local markets. In parallel, he has owned a small grocery shop since 2000 where he sells daily and dairy products. This man contributes with all his efforts in order to satisfy his family needs in cooperation with his wife who works as a teacher in a local school.
He has obtained three Kiva loans and has been an excellent client with punctual payments. Today, he is requesting to borrow $ 1800 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to increase his purchases. In the future, he would like to purchase a car in order to enlarge his gasoline distribution operation geographically.
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.