This Kiva borrower is a 34-year-old married man and the father of four school-age children. He has been working in flooring for the past nine years. And in 2008, he started taking on private projects. He works hard to raise his four children and to satisfy their needs. He works on a freelance basis at the request of the clients. Today he is requesting $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a polishing machine and paving cutter to be able to take on more projects and increase his business income. His income is vital because he is the main income provider of the family. He hopes that with the new machines his business will grow and he will have the opportunity to work closely with construction entrepreneurs concerning flooring.
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.