Kamal is a 35-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and two school-aged children. He’s working really hard to be able to pay his children’s educational fees. He has been working as a constructor for the past eleven years. He’s a reputable person and well known for his professionalism at work. Today, he wants to borrow $2000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l in order to purchase wood for his business. This Kiva loan will allow him to carry on his work as it should be. In the future, he plans to take on more projects inside and outside his 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.