The Kiva borrower is a 38-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is the father of 3 school-aged children. He has many years of experience working as a sanitary man repairing toilets, faucets etc. He works on a freelance basis upon request of the clients. In addition, He takes home projects and finalizes all the sanitary work on it. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to improve his business level and to purchase new repairing tools needed for his business purposes. He has the opportunity to expand his business into other areas and he needs to be equipped with all the materials needed. In the future, he hopes that he will be able to open a small sanitary shop. He will provide the project entrepreneurs with the materials and the manual labor.
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.