Jihad is 43 years old, married, and has five children who attend school. He is the only income provider for his family and the one responsible for providing them with a good standard of living. Jihad has been working at a local school since 2002.
Because he hopes to see his children achieve higher educational levels, Jihad is requesting a loan from Ameen s.a.l., which he will use to pay his children's school fees. In that way, they will continue their education. In the future, he plans to request additional loans from Kiva to better support his children.
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.