Iyad is a 37-year-old single man from Lebanon, living with one parent and a sibling. He has owned a carpentry business for the past eight years. He works very hard to earn good income and has two full-time employees helping him achieve the work tasks.
With his requested loan of $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, Iyad will be able to purchase more wood for his business. He reports that both his business productivity and income will be increased as a result of the loan.
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.