Ahmad is a 23-year-old Lebanese single man living with his parents and five siblings. He has eight years of experience working in air conditioning and ventilation. And in 2009, he decided to start working on his own. His business is doing well, especially after realizing that the demand in the region for such service is increasing. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new tools needed to satisfy all his customers' demands. This type of business is very profitable in Lebanon and this man needs so much support to succeed and get the opportunity to open his own shop.
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.