This Kiva borrower is a 34-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and two young children who are attending school. He had been selling air conditioners and repairing damaged ones for more than 14 years. Then he decided to open his own shop in 2000. He also performs maintenance on some home appliances such as washers, dryers etc. He represents the main income provider in the family. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase needed products and tools for his shop. He hopes that the loan will help him increase his profits by 15%.
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.