Hussein is a 19-year-old single man living with his parents and 5 unemployed brothers who still go to school. He and his father collaborate to pay for his brothers' schooling. He has been working as a furniture making since 2006. Today, Hussein is requesting to borrow $1,000 to buy a compressor and painting tools.
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.