Ahmad is a 38-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and two children who are both studying. He’s the one supporting the family and they all depend on him. Ahmad took over his family responsibilities on his own and decided to have his own business. He opened his own metal shop where he specifically cuts metal into different shapes depending on his customer’s requests.
Today, Ahmad is in need of a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase metal supplies and tools for his work. He notes that this will facilitate his business operations and help him work in a proper way. In the future, he plans to take out another Kiva loan and renovate his 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.