This Kiva borrower is a 21-year-old single man from Lebanon. He lives with his brother. He has been working as a home painter from the past 6 years and in 2007, he started working independently on a freelance basis. He takes on small projects to earn income and he cooperates with his brother to pay the expenses of the home, electricity, food, etc. Today, he is requesting to borrow US$ 1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase additional tools and external scaffolding for his newest project. In the future, he is planning to take on bigger projects and work with construction entrepreneurs to expand his business level.
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.