Wafik is a 42-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and three school-aged children. He’s trying his best to satisfy his family's needs and provide help whenever they need it. He has been working as a plumber and painter since 1995. He works independently and visits his customers at home from time to time. He is looking to borrow money from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy new painting tools and some plumbing equipment. This will help him take on more projects and gain more customers. In the future, he plans to improve his job and take bigger projects.
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.