Rachid is a 52-year-old married man who has three school-age children. He owns a carpentry shop in his town and has been involved in this occupation for the past 30 years. He supplies doors and windows and makes all designs requested by clients. He has a heavy demand for his services due to the good reputation and experience he has made during this long period of business.
Today, Rachid is asking to borrow $1,200 to purchase more wood and accessories to be ready before the summer season. It is common for people to make repairs to their homes during summer and he needs to be prepared.
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.