This Kiva borrower is a 35-year-old married man from Lebanon. He specializes in floor polishing work. He started to operate his own business in 2002 with fifteen years of previous experience in this occupation. The challenge he is facing is in trying to take care of household expenses, sick and aging family members, and at the same time run a business. Today, he is requesting to borrow $700 from the Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. in order to buy a new polish machine for a project of renovating a small building. He feels positive about his future work and looks forward to taking on bigger projects in his community.
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.