Kamal is a 44-year-old married Lebanese man living with his wife and three children. He’s doing the best he can to satisfy his family's needs and offer them a good life. He has been working in construction for the past twenty years and waiting for the right time to expand his business. Today, he is asking to borrow $1100 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase new tools. This Kiva loan will help him develop his business. In the future, he plans to open his own construction office.
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.