This Kiva borrower is a 45-year-old married man living with his wife and four young children who are still attending school. He is from Lebanon. He has owned a parking lot since 2007 and tries to serve his clients as much as possible. He has obtained his first Kiva loan and he was an excellent client with punctual payments. He is the only one who provides the required income for the family. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to improve the parking lot and build tents to cover the cars from the rain.
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.