Shady is a 34-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is living with his wife and only child who is still attending school. He has been involved in the construction field for the past 11 years. In 2008, he started to work independently using his own tractor. Today, he is asking to borrow $2500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to equip his tractor with the needed supplies to facilitate his business operations. In the future, he plans to buy another tractor and hire an employee in order to work on additional projects.
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.