The Kiva borrower is a 30-year-old married man and the father of 2 school-age children. He has been working as an electrician and sanitary since 2000. He works as a traveler upon request of his clients. He is the main income provider for his family. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a Rapid car to facilitate his movements instead of the unsecure motorcycle he has been using. It will be more comfortable during the winter season. He has already made some savings and he needs an additional amount to be able to purchase it. He says that he is certain that his business demand will increase because he will be able to provide faster services. In the future, he hopes to continue expansion of his occupation.
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.