The Kiva borrower is a 24-year-old single man from Lebanon. He lives with his parents and 2 brothers. He is an experienced construction worker who began working in construction at a young age. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase lumber for his newest project. He expects the coming year to be successful and expects to further increase his business productivity. He also plans on taking on bigger projects. His business income is important, as it is used to support his family in collaboration with his 2 brothers to meet their high expenses.
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.