Zein El Abedin is a 50-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and five children. Two of the children are studying and the others are working. He works very hard in order to collect money and build a good future for his children.
He opened his own minimarket in 2009, where he sells sugar candies, chocolate, sweets and many other items. He understands how to select his products and serve his customers as well as he can. Today, he’s requesting a loan of $2100 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy the needed quantity of groceries for his business in order to increase his sales and thus his profits. In the future, he plans to open his own supermarket.
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