Abdel Karim is a 46-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and 6 children. He has been working as a construction laborer for the past 18 years, specializing in completing wall foliage work. In parallel, he used to serve in the Lebanese army and is still benefiting from his retirement compensation. Even so, he suffers from an unsatisfactory financiA. situation. So today, he is requesting to borrow $2500 from Kiva partner Ameen S.A. l to purchase wood and cement for his business. In the future he is planning to work closely with construction entrepreneurs.
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.