Hasan is a 51-year-old Lebanese married man. He’s living with his wife and three children, one of whom is working while two others are still attending school. With his son’s cooperation, Hasan is able to cover his family expenses and pay his children’s educational fees.
He has been working at repairing tailoring machines since 2004 and has his own shop. Today, he’s asking for a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l to buy added tools for his business as well as a tailoring machine. He notes that this loan will improve his work and therefore his revenues. In the future, he plans to take more Kiva loans and better develop his business.
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.