Adel is a 32-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and only child. He is specialized at repairing computers and started to work on that in 2007. In parallel, and in order to boost his income, he works in the Lebanese police department. In addition, his wife works as a philosophy teacher. Even with the money earned, Adel and his family are facing ghastly circumstances and that’s what pushes Adel to request a loan from Kiva partner Vitas. s.a.l. to purchase software licenses and tools. In that way, he will be able to perform his work more easily and meet his customer’s needs and therefore gain higher income.
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.