The Kiva borrower is a 42-year-old married man with two young children attending school. He is an experienced carpenter of almost 15 years and has owned a carpentry shop since 2004. He works at the request of clients and in collaboration with some galleries. Today, he is requesting $900 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase additionA. wood. He reports that this will help him increase his profits by a large percentage. In the future, he looks to further expand his business and invest in a new wood-sanding machine. He hopes that the coming year will continue to bring positive growth and increased sales.
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.