This Kiva borrower is a 58-year-old married man from Lebanon, living with his wife. Since twenty years ago, he has made his living as an experienced blacksmith. He has obtained a first Kiva loan and he is thankful for the results. Since he joined, he has grown his business. He has been a reliable client and repaid on time for the duration of the loan.
Today, he is requesting to borrow a larger amount of $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase his inventory of iron in order to increase his business production and thus his income.
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.