Kamal is a 31-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and two school-aged children. He has been working independently for the past ten years as a home painter. And today, he is looking to borrow $3,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase paint products as he is planning to start a new project and he needs to be prepared to satisfy his customer’s needs. In the future, he plans to open his own painting shop.
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.