Wassim is a 36-year-old divorced man from Lebanon. He is living with one parent and a sibling. He has 15 years of experience working as a home electrician. In 1997, he started to work on his own serving clients upon their request. He has two part-time employees helping him since he works in parallel as a calligrapher and must satisfy all his customers' demands. With his requested loan of $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, he will be able to purchase additional tools and supplies. This will be his first Kiva loan and he is sure that it will allow him to achieve substantial growth in his business.
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.