Nemr holds a masters in economics and worked as an economist in a commercial bank in Kuwait for over ten years. In Denmark, he continues to do freelance research, conducting a variety of business and economic research. He has joined Kiva’s Fellowship program with the hopes of expanding his firsthand knowledge of microfinance and possibly doing a PhD within the field in the near future. During his time in Lebanon, Nemr hopes to gain a deeper insight into the kind of obstacles entrepreneurs face in that country. Nemr’s passion lies in making economics serve ordinary people through appropriate policy and private sector initiatives. Nemr has lived in five difference countries and has traveled extensively. He speaks Arabic and Danish fluently, in addition to English, and can manage a conversation in French and Spanish.
We visited Akil at his car workshop where he repairs a variety of cars. Akil recently was able to repay his loan early thanks to good business. He used the loan he took to buy new tools for his workshop.
We visited Zein at his car workshop where here repairs a variety of cars. He used the loan he took to buy new tools. He was also able to buy a transformer and to repair a generator he uses when there are [...]
We arranged for Nasri to meet us on the road due to his work as a truck driver. He used the loan he took to buy a new winch for his truck which will allow him to pull cars on to his truck when he needs to tow [...]
We visited Ali in his restaurant. He used the loan he took to buy new tables and chairs as well as some inventory. Ali has been in the business for 29 years, serving a variety of sandwiches and Lebanese [...]
We visited Mahmoud in his butcher store which is in the same building as his home. He used the loan he took to repair the fridge in the store and to paint the walls. He also has a small area behind his house where [...]