Hussein has been working as a home painter since 2008, to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities, and to earn income to help satisfy the needs of his family. Working on a freelance basis, he manages part of the house projects in his town and its surroundings. With the help of the loan request of $1,200, he managed to expand his business by buying a Rapid car for easier transport to the houses on which he works.
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.