Ahmad is a 32-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is living with his wife and three children who are still attending school. He is the only income provider of the family. He has 16 years of experience working as a construction contractor and has one full-time employee helping him with the work. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase additional tools and equipment. This will be his first Kiva loan and he is sure that it will help him fulfill his business objectives.
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.