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 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.