Ramzi is a 54-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and five children. He has been working in the construction field for the past 35 years. Over these years, Ramzi faced ups and downs. But because of his talent and endowed skills, he was able to overcome all the barriers and obstacles and hire 2 part-time employees to help him achieve the work. Ramzi today shows high interest in having a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to reinforce his business by purchasing a concrete mixer that he will be using to smooth his work operations. In the future, Ramzi plans to open his own construction office.
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.