This Kiva borrower is a 54-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and two young children. He has been an experienced carpenter for almost 26 years and has owned a carpentry shop since 2002. He works upon the request of the clients and in collaboration with some galleries. He is the main income source of the family. He has taken advantage of a first Kiva loan and was a very good client who made payments on time.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase electrical machinery needed for his work. He reports that this machinery will help him increase his productivity and therefore, his profit, by a large percentage. He hopes that the coming years will continue to bring him positive growth.
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.