Ahmad is a 34-year-old Lebanese man. He lives with his wife and three children who are still attending school. He has been working as a blacksmith since 2008. He has more than nine years of experience working in the same field. His work is specialized in home manufacturing. Today, Ahmad is requesting to borrow $2000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to renew his business tools. In the future, he plans to open his own manufacturing 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.