This Kiva borrower is a 54-year-old married man and the father of three school-age children. He is an experienced furniture carpenter. He has owned a carpentry shop for almost 30 years. He is also involved in the furniture painting profession. Over the years, he has built a good business reputation and works closely with several galleries. Despite his old age, he works hard each day to provide good living conditions for his family in addition to paying for his children's schooling. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to improve his business and increase his shop’s inventory. He hopes that the coming year will continue to bring positive growth and increased sales.
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.