This Kiva borrower is a 42-year-old single man. He is from Lebanon, living with one parent and a sibling. He is the only income provider for the family. He has been working as a furniture painter and designer for 22 years. In 2002, he opened his own furniture shop and started to make his own designs and paintings.
Today, he is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to increase his inventory. He wants to produce and sell more to make more profit – especially now that he is going to be married in a couple of weeks and needs to be capable of handling his wedding and household expenses.
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.