This Kiva borrower is a 21 year old single man who lives with his mother and two brothers. This young man runs a home painting business that he established in 2005. He cooperates with his brothers to meet the needs of the family after the loss of their father. This man works hard to earn a good income. Today, he is requesting a loan of $1200 from the Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase additional paints and scaffolding to expand his business. This man wants to be prepared for new projects and he plans to take on bigger projects in the coming year.
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.