The Kiva borrower is a 42-year-old single from Lebanon. He lives with his mother and one brother. He has been working as an experienced home painter almost fifteen years. Over the years, thanks to his business income, he has been able to cooperate with his brother to pay the expenses of the family. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. for a new big project he is planning to take charge of. He wants to be prepared for this new project with all the painting supplies needed to accomplish it successfully and build a good business reputation in order to take more projects in the future.
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.