Maarouf is a married man, 40 years old, and has four school-age children. He works in the construction business, specializing in stonemasonry work. He makes special designs because he's talented in that work. He takes on both home projects and shop projects.
Today, Maarouf is requesting $1,200 to buy more tools and supplies needed for his job because he's planning to take on a new home project in the coming month and he needs to be ready.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur 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.