Haytham is a 32-year-old Lebanese man who lives with his parents. His father works hard to pay the family's expenses, and since 2006 Haytham has helped by installing air conditioners on a freelance basis. He is applying for a $3,000 loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy air conditioners and more of the tools he needs to install them. He believes this loan will help him attract more customers. In the future, he plans to open an electronics shop.
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.