This Kiva borrower is a 37-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with two children who still attend school. He has been working in the jewelry business for the past 36 years. He and his brother own their own shop where they make jewelry. He also makes customized pieces of jewelry on the side. This man is requesting a $1,000 loan from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase new inventory and tools for his work.
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.