Iskandar is a 37-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and three children, all of whom are studying. Iskandar strives to work really hard in order to enhance his family’s living conditions. He has been working at repairing hunting tools since 1995 and has a metal shop. He is now looking to borrow $2,100 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l, to purchase needed tools and some metal supplies for his business. This Kiva loan will develop his work, thus his revenues. In the future, Iskandar plans to open his own hunting equipment 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.