This Kiva borrower is a 27-year-old married man living with his wife and one child who is still attending school. He has been running a clothing store since 2009. He also sells men’s shoes. His business income is very important because he represents the only income provider for his family. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to increase his store’s inventory. In the future, he is hoping to sell woman shoes & bags also.
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.