This Kiva borrower is a 32-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is living with his wife and two school-age children. He has been working in the jewelry industry for more than 10 years. He works from his house. His work is specialized in producing jewelry, polishing them, and fixing the wrecked ones. He is well known for his high quality, handmade jewelry. His wife also works to support the family. Today, he is requesting a loan of $1300 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase additional jewelry products. He is sure that the loan will help him increase his profits by a significant percentage.
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.