This Kiva borrower is a 26-year-old single man from Lebanon. He lives with his parents and two siblings. He is a relatively new business owner; he started working as a construction worker almost three years ago. His story illustrates the day-to-day challenges many people are facing in trying to help their families with their business income. Despite his situation, he feels positive about his business potentiA. for the coming year because during those three years, he has been able to build a good business reputation. He is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new tools needed for his work. In the future, he looks forward to working on bigger projects in his community.
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.