The Kiva borrower is a 56-year-old married man and the father of two children. He has been working as a home painter since 1987. He specializes in painting buildings. He works on a freelance basis and independently. His business operation is limited to his town and its surroundings.
Today, he has the opportunity to expand his business into other areas and he is requesting to borrow $500 to purchase a compressor and renovate his painting tools. He expects the coming year to be successful and to further increase his business productivity. His business income is important to support his wife and children.
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.