This Kiva borrower is a 26-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and one child. He has owned a blacksmith shop since 2009. He is specialized in repairing auto bodies. He has one full-time employee helping him with the work. His business income is very important because he is the main income provider of the family.
Today he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase his shop inventory. He estimates that the loan will help him meet his business needs and increase his profits by 15%.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur 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.