Ahmad is a married, 53-year-old Lebanese man living with his wife and eight children. Three of the children are still attending school while the other five are working. Unlike some other people his age, Ahmad is a hard worker who seeks a better future for his family. Since 1991, he has owned a construction business, and he continues to work on a freelance basis at his clients' request. Ahmad is seeking to borrow $2000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase wood for his business. In the future, he plans to take on bigger projects, even those outside the country.
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.