Abdel Kader is a 48-year-old married man living with his wife and three children. His childrenn are attending school. He has been working in the construction field for the past 13 years and he specializesd in painting. In 2009, he opened his own painting shop. He is the main income provider of his family and always working hard to be able to pay the heavy living expenses, especially his children's school fees. Today, he is asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase painting tools and supplies. He is sure that the loan will help him develop his business, which will return a higher income..
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.