This Kiva borrower is a 49-year-old married man. He is living with his wife and one school-age child. He is from Lebanon. For the past 30 years, he has buil1 a good business reputation working as a home painter. He operates his business by taking private projects. Despite his old age, this man works tough to be able to pay his family expenses. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase scaffolding and renew his tools. He is willing to take more painting projects in order to increase his profits. In the future, he is planning to expand his business operation.
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.