This Kiva borrower is a 44-year-old married man and the father of one young child. He is from Lebanon. He has been working as a home electrician from the past 10 years. He works on a freelance basis upon the request of his clients. He is the main income provider for his family. Today, he is requesting a loan of $1000 from Kiva's partner Ameen s.a.l. to invest in purchasing new tools. These tools are needed because he has employed two part-time employees and he needs to augment his business tools to take on more projects. He expects the coming year to be successful and to further increase his business productivity.
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.