Antoine is a 40-year-old Lebanese man. He’s married, living with his family composed of his wife and two children attending school. He is looking to satisfy the family needs and respond to their demands with the cooperation of his wife, an adorable and supportive woman.
Antoine started his own business in 1998. He works independently in the construction field and has more than a few projects to be accomplished. Today, he’s asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase required construction equipment that will allow him to carry on his work properly. He is sure that in a short period of time he will be able to gain a fair number of clients and move out of the country, taking on bigger projects with higher earnings.
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.