Fady is a 36-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and two young children who are still attending school. He has worked as a gas station supervisor since 1995. His business income is very important because he is the main one responsible for paying the family expenses, especially the children's education fees. With his requested loan of $1,500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, he will be able to pay the school registration for his children. It’s required at this time for all the school management to start student registration procedures, which only last for a couple of weeks. So Fady has to move fast and gather the needed sum of cash to be able to allow his children to proceed with their educational path.
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.