This Kiva borrower is a 31-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and one child. He is the only income source for his family. For 8 years, he has worked as a furniture painter and, in 2004, he started his furniture painting shop. He works closely with locA. galleries in his town. He obtained a first Kiva loan and was a very good client with payments on time.
Today, he is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase more equipment for his painting shop. He wants to enlarge his business so he can work on various types of furniture.
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.