Haitham is a 22-year-old single man living with one parent and two siblings. He has been working as a painter since 2005. He works with multiple projects and has two part-time employees helping him with the work. Today, he is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase scaffolding and renew his business tools. He reports that these purchases will enable him to provide his services to more customers and take on more projects.
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.