This Kiva borrower from Lebanon is a 28-year-old married man. He is the sole income provider for his wife and two children. He has been working in the construction industry for eight years. He specializes in installing the cement foundation in walls. He has one person who works with him part-time. He has been running an independent business since 2004. He made the decision to start his own business despite having the opportunity to work in the agricultural industry with his father.
He is requesting a loan of $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. He plans to use the loan to purchase new tools for his business. This will be his first loan from Ameen.
Note: Based on the political and social challenges of Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur have been altered to protect him or her (i.e. blacking out portions of the entrepreneur in his/her picture, not indicating his/her name and location, etc.). Ameen s.a.l. appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages lenders to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.
Ameen has been able to use its interest-free loans from Kiva to offer lower interest loans with faster disbursement for its micro-loan borrowers. Since its inception, Ameen has provided high quality financial services to over 41,000 borrowers and disbursed over 81,000 loans totaling US $115 million. To learn more about Ameen, please visit: http://partners.kiva.org/partners/115
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.