Jihad is a 43-year-old married man. He lives with his wife and four children. He provides the main source of income in his family and works really hard to provide a better future for his children.
He started his own metal trade in 2004 and wants to grow up his business. Today, he is asking for a $1600 loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase additional metal supplies. He notes that this kiva loan will increase his profits by 20%. In the future, he plans to expand his business and open his own metal 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.