This Kiva borrower is a 34-year-old married man living with his wife and two young children who are attending school. He worked as a metal specialist for more than 18 years and in 2000, he bought an iron-cutting machine and started to do his own design work. He obtained his first Kiva loan and he was an excellent client. He is very satisfied with the results and he is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to complete the needed maintenance for his machinery. This will allow him to continue his work, which represents his family's only income source.
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.