Ahmad is a 34-year-old Lebanese man who lives with his wife and four school-aged children. He has been working as a farmer cultivating vegetables for the past 15 years. With his requested loan of $800 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l., he will be able to buy new farming supplies, such as fertilizers and seeds, in order to increase his productivity during the coming season. In the future, Ahmad plans to further expand his business and start cultivating exotic fruits.
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.