The Kiva borrower is a 35-year-old single man from Lebanon. He lives with his parents. He used to work as a traveling furniture carpenter for almost 10 years. As of June 2010, he opened his own carpenter shop and he is very thankful for his decision and feels very comfortable owning his personA. business. He is working to modify his business operation; he works closely with locA. furniture galleries and he also gets new catalogs to offer good service to his clients.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new tools and invest in a new wood-sanding machine. He hopes that the coming year will continue to bring positive growth and increased sales.
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.