Youssef is a 37-year-old married man who lives with his wife and four children who are attending school. For more than 20 years, he has worked in the construction field with paving. Youssef is a freelancer who takes responsibility for multiple projects. He has a part-time employee helping him to achieve his work.
Youssef is requesting a loan from the Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to purchase an electrical generator to help him with his work. He has received two previous Kiva loans that he repaid on time. In the future, Youssef is planning to expand his business by opening an office and working closely with multiple construction entrepreneurs to improve his income and support his family well.
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.