Abdallah is a 28-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and one young child. He has more than 10 years of experience working as an aluminum laborer. And in 2007, he opened his own shop. He cooperates financially with his wife who works as a teacher in a local school to satisfy the family needs. Today, he is asking to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase aluminum needed for his business. Earning a higher income is a must for Abdallah at this stage, since his daughter will enter school in about a year. He should make the needed savings to be able to pay his child's education fees to avoid having any financial problems with the school management.
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.