This Kiva borrower is a 38-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three young children. He has a wide experience working in the photocopy field. He started running his own business in 2009. He deals directly with customers and signs contracts with multiple companies to do all their photocopy work for them. He has newly hired three full-time employees to help him out with the work as he is planning to grow his business.
He has obtained three Kiva loans, and he notes that his post-loan business has been doing so well that he plans to renew his loan over and over again. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a new photocopier and needed extra tools. He has high hopes for the future of his business and wants to earn higher income to better support his family.
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.