Elie A. S. is a 34-year-old married man living in A. Maalaka, Lebanon in the Bekaa valley. He works as a sanitation repair man and usually works in private homes and at new construction sites. Elie is requesting a loan of $800 to replace his old tools.
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.