Elie is a 31-year-old married man living with his wife and only child. He is from Lebanon. He has been working as a home electrician for the past seven years. He works upon the requests of his clients and has one employee helping him with the work. He is the main income provider of his family.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to invest in purchasing new tools for his business. He plans to take more projects and has to be equipped with the needed supplies so as to be meet the needs of his clients. Elie feels positive about his future work.
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.