This Kiva borrower is a 47-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is the father of three school-aged children. Over the years, he has proven to be a successful entrepreneur with his printing and photocopy shop. He has owned and run this shop for more than thirty years. With his loan of $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l., he will perform maintenance for the photocopy machine. These modifications will allow him to significantly increase his productivity and also his income. He is positive about his business prospects and plans to further expand his business. He is hoping to open a new branch of his shop 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.