Karim is a 31-year-old Lebanese man who is married and lives with his wife and two children. He is the sole breadwinner in his family and works as a salesman for a local company. He is applying for a loan for $1,300 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to pay his children’s educational fees. In the future, he plans to take out more loans so that his children can get a good education.
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.