Selman is a 31-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and one school aged child. He works really hard in cooperation with his wife to be able to satisfy the family needs. His wife has been working as a teacher for the past four years; while he has been working in the construction field since 2003. He is specialized at completing woodwork projects. Today, he’s asking for a loan of $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to expand his business and increase his productivity by purchasing added construction materials and tools. In the future, he plans to have his own concrete industry.
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.