Hasan is a 46-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three children, all of whom attend school. Since 1995, he has worked as a talented home painter. Hasan also operates a painting shop where he sells paintings and related accessories.
Hasan is requesting a loan from the Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to pay his children’s educational fees. He is aiming to avoid financial issues with the school management. In the future, Hasan is planning to work at one more job to earn additional income and enhance his family’s standard of living.
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.