Alaa is a 23-year-old single man living with his family. Eleven years ago, he decided to leave school and learn an occupation to start a new career and earn income. He started working in gypsum board and after getting the needed experience, in 2007, he started working on a freelance basis taking on projects. He creates a variety of designs and decorations and is very talented in his work.
Today, Alaa is requesting to borrow $1,000 to buy additional products and tools to improve his work.
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.