This Kiva borrower is a 29-year-old married man living with his wife. He is from Lebanon. He has owned a metal shop for the past 10 years. He makes alumni designs, motors etc. (all metal-related work). Over the years, he has built a good business reputation and he works closely with some metal companies. He took advantage of his first Kiva loan and he has been a reliable client and paid on his scheduled date.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase metal needed for his work to proceed in his operation properly. He is looking to expand his business further in the coming year and he is optimistic about the future.
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.