This Kiva borrower is a 61-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and two children. He has owned a vegetable and fruit shop since 1995. Because of his older age, he hired a full-time employee to help him with the work. His story illustrates the day-to-day challenges many people are facing in trying to take care of household, health-related, and all other family expenses and at the same time run a business.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to improve his business and increase his purchases of fruit and vegetables. In the future, he is planning to open a juice shop.
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.