Omar is a 49-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and 2 school-aged children. He strives to work hard to be able to pay his children’s educational fees and fulfill his family's needs. He decided to start his own business as a construction worker 25 years ago. He has good experience and a good reputation as well, which helps him attract new people. Today, he’s asking to borrow 1,300 USD from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase the needed equipment for his business in order to accomplish his projects and carry on his work as it should be. In the future, he plans to take more projects inside and 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.