Fadi is a 39-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and three school-aged children at their modest house located in one of the beautiful Lebanese villages. Fadi has spent the last sixteen years installing home electricity. He’s the only one covering the family expenses.
Fadi always wanted to better develop his business and improve his work, but till now he earns a barely fair income, for that reason he decided to take a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to purchase the needed electrical equipment for his business. He confirms that the loan will help him increase his projects and thus his income by 15%. And as he works independently, he wishes to have his own electrical equipment shop soonest in order to keep on responding to his clients' problems and therefore earn higher revenue.
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.