This Kiva borrower is a 29-year-old married man living with his wife and two children who are attending school. He is from Lebanon. He has been working in the construction field for 7 years. He is specialized in painting buildings. In 2006, he started to work independently according to clients' request. He also works with multiple construction projects. In parallel, he works as a maintenance agent in a local company. He works hard in both jobs to be able to meet the family's financial needs.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l so he can buy a car. In that way, he will be able to make his transportation faster and much easier. This will result in increasing his productivity and thus his income. In the future, he is planning to work on bigger projects and build a good business reputation.
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.