This Kiva borrower is a 38-year-old married man living with his wife. He is from Lebanon. He has made his living as a professional home painter for almost 10 years now. He works on a freelance basis upon request of the clients and he also takes home projects. His business income is an important source of support for his family.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to improve his business by purchasing paints and painting tools in order to be able to take on more projects and increase his business level. In the future, he hopes to open a paint shop and where he will have two parallel jobs, selling paint and also working on projects.
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.