This Kiva borrower is a 30-year-old single man from Lebanon. He lives on his own. He has worked as a home painter for almost 16 years, depending on customer’s requests. He works hard and is looking forward to developing his business in the future. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new painting tools and products. This will enable him to take on more painting projects, increasing his productivity and therefore his sales, knowing that he obtained his first Kiva loan and it showed satisfactory results. He has been a punctual client and paid on time for the duration of his loan.
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.