Abdel Salam is a 47-year-old man. He is married and lives in Lebanon with his wife and two children, who are still attending school. He has been working as a supervisor in a local company since 1998. He is an expert in his field and is looking to further grow his business. Today, he needs to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to pay his children’s study fees. This Kiva loan will allow them continue their education and move to the university. In the future, he plans to take more Kiva loans and better support them.
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.