Youssef is a 21-year-old single man living with his parents and three siblings.
After finishing his education in 2007, Youssef decided to work as a floor layer. During his two years of working in this market, he has been able to obtain good experience and has a growing number of clients. This job helps in ameliorating his economic situation.
Today, Youssef is requesting to borrow $700 to buy a special tile cutter and shears specific for his job. This will enable him to expand his business and be able to take on bigger projects.
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.